Successfully completed a full static fire test
We are unbelievably proud to announce that we have successfully completed the UK’s first ground rocket test in 50 years. We have successfully completed a full static fire test at our mobile launch complex in five days. Read the full article: #UKnewspace
Little trajectory in our lives
We all need a little trajectory in our lives, a plan for where we want to go. In this video we will take a look at how flight plans work as well as some rocket basics to think about along the way. #STEM #Flight #Learn #Life Watch the full video here:
Сelebrate the birthday of Francis Richard Scobee
Today we celebrate the birthday of Francis Richard Scobee - also known as Dick Scobee - who was an American pilot, engineer and NASA astronaut. In April 1984, Scobee piloted the Challenger mission STS-41-C, which successfully deployed one satellite and repaired another.
At Skyrora, we use parachute recovery systems to enable the reuse of certain rocket parts.
Straw gliders help to demonstrate the forces known as drag and lift.
Merely a trick of perspective
The appearance of the object “falling” is merely a trick of perspective as aircraft heads over the horizon – it’s not getting lower at all. Here in Somerset you can often see transatlantic flights disappear vertically down over horizon as they’re *climbing* to cruising altitude.
Like there’s a ‘burning’ object at the head.
Effect can be pronounced for a brief period when contrail also scatters light of sunset; because trail furthest from aircraft may not be illuminated as much, there’s usually a brightness gradient along it which makes it look even more like there’s a ‘burning’ object at the head.
Impression of emitting light or ‘flaming’.
Been quite a few of these reports in the British press since lockdown began. These are aircraft, with short contrails, heading west at twilight. They’re high enough that the fuselage can reflect the Sun & the glinting can give the impression of emitting light or ‘flaming’.