Watch: Final preparations made ahead of historic UK rocket launch

Final preparations are being made ahead of the first rocket launch from UK soil.

Several satellites are due to be blasted into space on Monday night from Cornwall Airport near Newquay.

If all goes to plan the launch will take place at Spaceport Cornwall as part of the Start Me Up mission.

A repurposed Boeing 747 will launch a rocket over the Atlantic to take nine satellites high above the earth.

The project could mark a turning point for the UK space industry with the emergence of a domestic launch sector.