Skyrora and UK's 1st rocket launch test in 50 years
That this House congratulates Midlothian based Skyrora Ltd on completing the UK’s first ground rocket test in Scotland in 50 years; commends its work in making the UK ready for launching rockets into space after its team successfully built a mobile launch complex and completed a full static fire test with the Skylark-L rocket on it in only five days
The UKs first complete ground rocket test in 50 years takes place in Scotland
First time that a team has built a mobile launch complex and successfully live tested a complete rocket vehicle within five days. Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 May 2020 – The UK’s Space race heats up as Skyrora effectively made the UK ready for launching rockets into space after a team successfully built a mobile launch complex and completed a full static fire test with the Skylark L rocket on it – in only five days.
Rocket test first of its kind in UK in 50 years
Rocket test first of its kind in United Kingdom in 50 years
The UK's first complete ground rocket test in 50 years has been carried out in Scotland. The 11m (36ft) tall Skylark-L rocket was tested at Kildermorie Estate, near Alness in the Highlands by Edinburgh-based space technologies firm Skyrora. The rocket performed all the actions of a launch while restrained to the ground to prevent it from taking off.
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
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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.