Drones to deliver coronavirus testing kits backed by UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency funding will be delegated to three new projects that have been designated to supporting space-enabled technologies and services that can support the NHS response to coronavirus. Science Minister Amanda Solloway has announced that the joint initiative between the UK Space Agency and European Space Agency (ESA) will utilise drones to deliver coronavirus testing kits to support vulnerable groups as part of the initiative. London-based mobility company Skyports will be collaborating with NHS Highland to utilise drones in the transportation of medical supplies and samples from a hospital on the Argyll and Bute mainland. In order to transport medical supplies to islands and medical practices further afield, a drone will use mobile connectivity, satellite communications and navigation, and Earth observation data to chart its course. The UK space industry is well-positioned to support the unparalleled national effort in the fight against Covid-19 and recover strongly from the global pandemic, utilising some of the most established in the field across the country.
Skyrora welcomes the progress and efforts of the @spacegovuk and @UK_CAA. We appreciate CAA’s hard working efforts to allow us to launch our vehicles in the future. We look forward to the continued collaborative efforts to make these policies a reality. #LaunchUK #50yearson https://t.co/pfv20D6Ohw
Skyrora's tech team have been working away on different parts of our orbital launch vehicle, and have constructed pressure vessels made from carbon fibre and resin for the third stage of Skyrora XL.🚀 Take a look at the vessel in action! #inhousecapabilities #Innovative #Launch https://t.co/XVNjVF8ZeH
Take a look at Skyrora's educational video on how rockets fly! This video demonstrates a rocket's ability to lift off from the Earth to either explore Space or to put satellites into orbit. Click the following link to take a look! https://t.co/m4eSlmMtGz #STEM #Howrocketsfly https://t.co/rii1asGHBx
How Rockets Fly
Take a look at Skyrora's animation video on how rockets fly.
We were so impressed with all the Mission Patch designs that we have decided to also use one of these designs as the winner of the Skylark Micro Launch Mission II. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up! Have a look at the entries here: https://t.co/HEvRLhzDOi🚀 https://t.co/FEBlKPyJUa
The UK space industry offered grants of up to £75,000 to help finance space projects
Image credit: shutterstock.comThe UK government has initiated a grant scheme under which a company can be awarded a sum of over £75,000 to support the development of innovative commercial space technologies that move the British space industry closer to the market.Up to £75,000 will be available for British space projects that will help the United Kingdom move forward in the global space race.
Skyrora are excited to announce that we have established a rocket engine test facility in Scotland, with the aim of supporting 170 jobs by 2030. This engine test complex has already seen the successful testing of two of our engines! For the full story: https://t.co/ruL8qtStaW https://t.co/pn8BHtqDOi