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.