On this day in 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became first and woman to fly in space with a solo mission on the Vostok 6. She spent 3 days in space and orbited the Earth 48 times. To this day Tereshkova remains the only woman to have taken part in a solo space mission. #Womeninspace https://t.co/xG29hSO7JQ
Today we are celebrating #WorldEnvironmentDay!🌍 In celebration Skyrora would like to highlight the efforts we are making to look after our environment, and reduce the impact we have on it while carrying out all operations. #LaunchUK #Environment #Lookafterourplanet https://t.co/8Bs64IclHO
Black Arrow played a pioneering role during the late 1960s and early 1970s in placing the first British designed and built space satellite into Earth orbit. Read more about the history of the Black Arrow programme here https://t.co/18wITAwvi8 #BlackArrow #rocketlaunch https://t.co/ozHUzsDfaO
The History of the UK’s Black Arrow Rocket Programme
Black Arrow ProgrammeWhat is Black Arrow? The Black Arrow programme is of immense technical and historical importance in the UK, having played a revolutionary role in placing the first UK-designed and manufactured artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, the rocketry programme developed from early UK-conducted space research and experimental programmes carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) in Farnborough. These experimental programmes involved design and construction projects in line with advances within the space industry; a series of various launch vehicles and rocket engines; and all associated ground-based test facilities and launch infrastructure in both the UK and in Woomera, Australia. The initial purpose of the Black Arrow programme was to investigate whether or not a rocket constructed using existing processes and technologies would be capable of launch satellites into space. Black Arrow Rocket Development The Black Arrow rocket instigated from a proposal by the RAE for a launch vehicle with the ability of launching a 144kg artificial satellite into low Earth orbit with the purpose of testing rocketry systems previously designed for larger spacecrafts. The Black Arrow programme was authorised in 1964, though was quickly put on hold due to government reduction in expenditure.
We are expanding our business team! Skyrora have two new positions opening up within the business development team: one for a Business Communications Officer and the other a Payload Sales Manager. Head to https://t.co/AFOxJ4XSqU for more info on how to apply. #Spacecareers🚀🙋♀️🙋♂️ https://t.co/nRw3EW1XyN
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the first British person in space when Helen Sharman travelled to the Soviet space station Mir in 1991.👩🚀🚀 Skyrora are proud to be driving the progress in the UK sector and we look forward to what is to come! 🚀 #UKspace #launchUK https://t.co/ZoM0WElbwx