Skyrora Students Given Chance To Reach For The Moon
Two new recruits have been selected to join Skyrora's graduate student placement programmeTwo students have landed places what is reckoned to be the most prized university placement programme in Scotland– working with space rocket firm Skyrora.Bethany Taylor and David King, who were selected from more than 100 applicants, will be based at Skyrora’s production facility outside Edinburgh – supporting the company’s aim to help Scotland to become a key player in the UK’s space race programme.David, an Aerospace Engineering student at the University of Sheffield and Bethany, a Mechanical Engineering student at University of Edinburgh, have joined Skyrora’s technical team - supporting manufacturing, vehicle launches and more Skyrora XL stage testing. Both David and Bethany will play a part in assisting Skyrora to achieve its goals for 2021. Bethany said: “I am really looking forward to learning about how the business is run and having the chance to work on different projects, using the knowledge that I have learnt at university, on real life projects within Skyrora.”David added: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the team at Skyrora, who are getting the UK back into space.
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Wildlife Conservation and Satellite Technology - Overview
Remote sensing images at high-resolution enable ecologists and conservationists to accurately observe wildlife populations, to monitor illegal mining, to promptly identify activities surrounding deforestation, and to detect and analyse further alterations being made to the environment. Images provided by Earth observation satellites are collated frequently, on a global level and at an increasingly higher quality.
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MPs unite on the importance of the UK space industry
MPs have debated in the House of Commons on the future of the UK space industry, prodigiously agreeing on the importance of the sector. On Thursday, the deputy speaker called for “the man in the Irn-Bru mask, Owen Thompson” to open a debate on the future of the UK space industry.
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Skyrora’s ‘Space Tug’ Gives Space Sustainability Dream A Lift
SKYRORA has revealed it has conducted successful trials of a ‘space tug’ which can play a key part in ensuring the UK becomes a world leader in tackling the issue of space junk. The Scottish-based rocket development company believes the Orbit Transfer Vehicle – part of its Skyrora XL rocket due to launch in 2023 - could clear debris, reposition satellites and remove defunct satellites from orbit. In the week that the UK and UN sign a historical agreement on space sustainability, Edinburgh based Skyrora have thrown their support around the initiative. The company recently showed their own commitment towards a sustainable space industry with the launch of their space tug, which is one of many initiatives that will allow the government to meet its goals. Its announcement comes after a directive was signed this week between the UK Science Minister and the UN to agree a new approach to sustainability in space, as well as equipping authorities with the power to act against firms responsible for creating space junk. The agreement commits the UK government to a series of events and outreach efforts, ultimately aimed at promoting the Guidelines for the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities (LTS Guidelines). Those guidelines ensure “the conduct of space activities indefinitely into the future”, an ability now under threat from the growing cloud of space debris.
ESA satellite proves critical in the dark matter pursuit
Data from ESA’s Gaia satellite has formed the basis for a host of previously unidentified stars, offering fresh insight into dark matter and galactic cannibalism. Writing in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the UK, US and Australia cited data from the Gaia programme when making the case for a dark matter halo surrounding the Tucana II ultrafaint dwarf galaxy. Accompanied by data from the Australian National University SkyMapper telescope, the team identified nine stars at the edge of Tucana II, demonstrating the system to be markedly more expansive than previously thought. “In order to hold onto those stars and not have them be tidally stripped by the Milky Way, Tucana II needs to have a lot of mass,” said Dr Denis Erkal of the University of Surrey.