Our News Updates
Skyrora unveils ground-breaking rocket technology and moves onto testing phase
Scottish-based company reveals 3D printed liquid bi-propellant rocket engine Edinburgh, XX December 2019: Skyrora, a pioneering space launch company, has unveiled its newly built 3D printed 30kN (kilonewton) liquid bi-propellant rocket engine.
The 17th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition
The 17th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition was an interesting an innovative event that served as an opportunity to learn about new ideas in the space sector, in Northern Ireland, the UK, Europe and beyond. We attended as exhibitors, speakers and panelists, covering a range of themes from our propulsion technology to careers in the space sector.
Space Tech Expo Europe – Bremen, Germany
The 3rd Space Tech Expo, Europe’s largest B2B space event, took place from 17th – 19th November in Bremen. Skyrora were exhibiting at the conference and CEO Volodymyr Levykin participated in a panel alongside Rocket Lab, Firefly and Exolaunch, discussing small launch services and the specific barriers present.
Midlothian Science Festival: Rocket to the Moon
On Friday 18 th of October, two of Skyrora’s STEM ambassadors, Becky Morris (Corporate Social Responsibility Manager) and Derek Harris (Business Operations Manager) attended the Midlothian Science Festival Rocket to the Moon event at The Glencorse Centre in Penicuik.
Royal International Air Tattoo, 19th – 21st July, RAF Fairford
Skyrora were honoured to be invited by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust to attend and exhibit at the 2019 Royal International Air Tattoo, the largest air show in the world at RAF Fairford in July.
Edinburgh’s Lord Provost pays a visit to Skyrora’s Head Office in Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Lord Provost Frank Ross has paid tribute to Skyrora as one of the leading lights of the city’s business world during a visit to space firm’s offices. Mr Ross said: “Skyrora is a hugely ambitious firm and a fantastic example of the game changing start-ups who choose to call Edinburgh home. “Our city is fast becoming a real magnet for innovation in business and it was inspiring to hear about Skyrora’s plans to launch a satellite from the UK.
ESA Business Applications: ‘Your Business Powered by Space’, Manchester Airport
Skyrora were invited by Alan Cross, ESA Business Applications Regional Ambassador for the North West & North Wales, to present our updates at the ‘Your Business Powered by Space’ event hosted at Manchester Airport Runway Park venue with the impressive backdrop of the Concorde.
Our technical team in Edinburgh have completed construction of our second small sounding rocket, Skylark Micro, which we have requested permission to launch this summer from Scotland with our license application currently being processed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
DE&S Inspiring Innovation, MoD Abbey Wood, Bristol
Skyrora exhibited at the DE&S Inspiring Innovation event at MoD Abbey Wood, Bristol on the 15th May. The event aimed to build upon the work that DE&S does on behalf of the UK armed forces and assist in the creation of connections between the government and private sector.
SATELLITE 2019: The Business of Meaningful Connections, Washington, USA
Skyrora attended the SATELLITE 2019 conference in Washington DC from the 6 – 9th May, supported by the UK Department for International Trade and working alongside our partner Spaceport Cornwall. SATELLITE positions itself as the annual exhibition and conference for all satellite companies both big and small and the entire ecosystem and value chain around this industry.