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Skyrora launch mission challenge to find the Prospero satellite

Scottish rocket company Skyrora has called on the UK space industry to support its efforts to find Prospero - the first British satellite to have been launched successfully by a British rocket - and...

‘UK has to stay ahead of the curve’ in global space race

One of the nation’s biggest rocket companies has urged the UK to continue investing in its space capabilities in order to establish itself as a bona fide space nation.Volodymyr Levykin of Edinburgh-based Skyrora, believes...

Rocket firm all systems go following new legislation

Signalling the go-ahead for three vertical spaceports will unlock a huge economic boost for the UK and its plans to lead the global space race, the boss of a Scottish rocket launch company has...

Rocket crash highlights need for space clean up

Events like the Chinese rocket which crashed back to Earth illustrate the need for action on ‘space junk’ before a disaster happens, the head of Scottish rocket company Skyrora has said.Volodymyr Levykin said the...

Skyrora launches online store inspiring future space commanders

SCOTTISH rocket company Skyrora has launched its own online merchandise store with all profits going towards activities to support the next generation of UK space experts.Since starting up the online store four months ago,...

Boost for rocket company Skyrora with European Space Agency funding

Scottish-based rocket company, Skyrora, has received €3 million of co-funding from the European Space Agency (ESA), ensuring that the company can complete at pace the development of its rocket technology.The funding not only represents...

Skyrora makes space in Edinbrgh

Rocket company, Skyrora, has conducted a series of static test fires of its 3rd stage LEO engine - including a vacuum chamber test, designed to replicate space-like conditions - to advance its launch ambitions.All...

Edinburgh’s Skyrora receives Icelandic award for environmental efforts

A Scottish rocket company picked up a lauded environmental award during a visit to one the “greenestcountries in the world” – where it also launched a rocket to 26.86km and met with the country’s...

Skyrora’s Skylark micro rocket launches from Iceland

Skyrora has successfully launched its two-stage, four-metre tall sub-orbital rocket, Skylark Micro from the company’s mobile launch complex set up within a few days at Langanes Peninsula, in north-east Iceland.The rocket climbed to 26.86km...

Holyrood debates the space race – with ‘Scotland’s rocket’ parked outside

THE ONLY British rocket to successfully reach orbit was displayed outside Parliament as MSPs heralded Scotland’s emergence as a leading player in the new global space race.Black Arrow’s visit to Holyrood coincided with a...

Black Arrow arrives in Midlothian

Fifty years later Black Arrow the UK's first and only rocket to successfully place a satellite into orbit was unveiled after a 10,000-mile journey home. The projectile will be exhibited in a storage facility in...

Local schools’ art competition goes galactic

As Scottish space firm, Skyrora continue preparations to unveil the Black Arrow rocket in Penicuik later this month after transporting the rocket back to the UK an art competition has been launched.Making the 10,000...

Space firm commits to Edinburgh with larger HQ

A BRITISH rocket developer set to become the first in half a century to launch satellites into full orbit has committed its long-term future to Edinburgh.Skyrora has signed a five-year lease on much larger...

Skyrora makes new acquisition on its space journey

An Edinburgh based rocket company has announced that it is working with an experienced engineer to create the first totally private space launch in the UK. At the Reinventing Space conference in London, Skyrora confirmed...

British launch firm starts talks with leading satellite companies

AN EDINBURGH-BASED space company has opened discussions with some of the world’s leading small satellite technology companies to ensure its rocket designs and timelines can match client requirements.In order to future-proof the designs of...


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