Skyrora conducts vacuum chamber engine tests to replicate space-like conditions
Scotland-based company successfully conducts a series of 100 static engine firing tests including a vacuum chamber engine testEdinburgh, November 17th 2020 – UK 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 further advance its launch ambitions.All tests, totalling 100 and conducted at the company’s Engine Test Complex located in Fife, Scotland, were successful, and the results met Skyrora’s test criteria.
#Throwback to our 3-tonne engine test! This engine will be used for our 11-metre tall suborbital vehicle, Skylark L that is nearly ready for launch. This engine was tested at our Engine Test Complex where we hope to create over 170 new jobs by 2030. 🚀🏴 #LaunchUK #Enginetest https://t.co/dyAERV3SCO
This week we saw the celebration of World Origami Day. Origami Day celebrates the art of folding paper, and we have the perfect project in honour of the art! Check out our origami rocket activity here for something to do this weekend: https://t.co/om53Ax5EU7 #Spaceorigami #Rocket https://t.co/zifbczkZkU
This is our colleague Derek Harris who took part in the Remembrance wreath laying in Penicuik. Skyrora have provided help with for @LegionScotland Penicuik Remembrance parade and this year our colleagues helped to ensure that everyone was compliant with Covid-19 restrictions. https://t.co/64HIDFBZik
UK Space Agency wins global award for sustainable development
The British Space Agency has been awarded the coveted Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Award, as a result of the organisation’s efforts in utilising space technology to explore innovative satellite solutions to challenges faced by global sustainability.
Amur Falcons: One of the Most Successful Conservation Stories to Date
Satellite-tracked Amur Falcons return successfully to the Tamenglong district in Manipur, leading to further protection and conservation efforts for migratory birds and endangered species alike. Migration and Poaching With the beginning of winter Amur Falcons (Falco Amurensis) flock in large numbers across northeast India, which acts as a stop-over ground in the bird’s annual migration path.
Today we are celebrating 49 years since Black Arrow R3 successfully placed Prospero into orbit. In 2018, Skyrora transported part of #BlackArrow R3 back to the UK, taking major #inspiration from the Black Arrow programme in our efforts to bring #launch capability back to the UK! https://t.co/wtUGrkbA7Z
In celebration of #NationalAnimationDay, check out our video demonstrating the construction of Skyrora's orbital launch vehicle, Skyrora XL. With the launch of Skyrora XL scheduled for 2023, making the UK a launch nation again is fast approaching!🚀🛰️🌍 #LaunchUK #Animationday https://t.co/BmavGT65mR