Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to handsanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response
One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis.
Do you know frontline workers or NHS heroes? Skyrora would like to thank them for their hard work during this crisis. Help celebrate our unsung heroes, send us a picture, or mention those you think deserve to be recognised. #covid19UK #thankyouthursday #NHSHERO #clapforourcarers
If you want to know what ignites our enthusiasm, or have any questions about what we do at Skyrora, feel free to ask us anything in the comments below. At a time of minimised social interaction, let's use our technology to our advantage to get to know each other. #AMA #StayAtHome
In light of the recent pandemic, our team have been busy producing hand sanitiser, using WHO standards & guidelines. Our first batch is being tested and then production will be increased in support of the fight against COVID-19. #notjustarocketcompany #COVIDー19 #Staysafe
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Working from home
We have adjusted to working from home with ease, as it has been in our company DNA from the start. We are used to remote collaboration and working in a company that has a core focus on technological innovation, this has allowed us to settle into a positive mentality.
Midlothian MP and rocket makers celebrate space industry at Westminster
As part of the event last week, Owen Thompson (SNP)welcomed Midlothian-based rocket innovators Skyrora to the parliament to discuss their work, building on the Black Arrow legacy and progressing towards future rocket launches from Scotland.