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.
Launch startup Skyrora successfully tests 3D-printed rocket engines powered by plastic waste
Rocket launch startup Skyrora, an Edinburgh-based company that’s developing a new launch vehicle for small satellites, has successfully tested its new rocket engines in their first stationary ground-firings, a huge step on the way toward developing their launch vehicle.
A Scottish Launch Company Just Tested A ‘Green’ Rocket Engine That Uses Waste Plastic As Fuel
U.K. launch startup Skyrora has tested a new rocket engine that uses "greener" fuel in the form of waste plastic, as it moves towards its planned first orbital launch in 2022. Edinburgh-based Skyrora said it had successfully tested its 3D-printed “eco liquid-fuel rocket engine” last week at a test site in Fife, Scotland. The 3.5kN Leo engine is designed to be used on the company’s planned Skyrora XL rocket.
Skyrora tested innovative environmentally friendly fuel Ecosene
Skyrora has tested an innovative high-grade fuel made from waste plastics designed to minimise the environmental impact of rocket launch on a 3D printed rocket engine. The fuel has been called Ecosene, and RP-1 rocket fuel equivalent that produces 45 percent less greenhouse gas than traditional Kerosene.