Our key milestones
Satellite development provides an addressable market due to the vast number and quality of satellite manufacturers in the UK compared to the lack of launch vehicles and government regulations that would enable launch from the UK. The satellite to launch vehicle market is currently rendered unequal.
To address such a market, Skyrora are rapidly working towards putting the UK back in space with the aim to launch from UK soil by 2023. This news feed aims to highlight the key milestones and all small updates in which Skyrora are driving the UK to launch status.
Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitiser and face visors for coronavirus response
Skyrora is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis.
One step closer to space
At the beginning of the year, Skyrora carried out their first successful weather balloon launch ahead of test flights near the centre of Scotland. Weather balloons carry transmitters that collect information concerning atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed. A parachute recovery system allows for safe landing of the transmitter, one of which belonging to Skyrora was recovered not so long ago by a citizen based in East Yorkshire. Skyrora have recently begun to launch their own weather balloons for test purposes.
Skyrora tested innovative environmentally friendly fuel Ecosene
Skyrora has tested an innovative high-grade fuel made from waste plastics designed to minimise the environmental impact of rocket launch on a 3D printed rocket engine. The fuel has been called Ecosene, and RP-1 rocket fuel equivalent that produces 45 percent less greenhouse gas than traditional Kerosene.