Rocket test first of its kind in UK in 50 years
The rocket performed all the actions of a launch while restrained to the ground to prevent it from taking off.Skyrora is designing and building rockets to carry small satellites into space. A team built a mobile launch complex for the test last Friday.The company said its business had not been asked to close during the lockdown and its work had followed government guidelines.
East Lothian space firm carries out UK's first 'land rocket test' in 50 years
It is hoped the successful test - the first performed anywhere in the UK since the Black Arrow programme in the late sixties and early seventies - could pave the way for a full launch from a British spaceport in 2021. The ground test involved taking the rocket through all the actions of a genuine launch while it remained tethered to the ground. Skyrora chief executive Volodymyr Levykin praised the “mammoth effort” of the team, branding the test a "significant step" towards a launch next year.
Skyrora completes first UK ground rocket test in 50 years
The test, which was completed at the company’s mobile launch complex at Kildemorie Estate in North Scotland earlier this month, saw Skylark-L perform all actions of a launch while restrained to the ground and prevented from taking off; a move that now paves the way forward for the rocket to launch from a British spaceport as early as spring 2021.
High Hopes as Skyrora Completes UK’s First Ground Rocket Test in 50 Years
Skyrora has reached a major milestone after carrying out the UK’s first vertical static fire test in more than half a century.<br>The tests were carried out on its Skylark-L rocket at Kildemorie Estate, near Alness in the Highlands last Friday, and mark the first of this magnitude since the famed Black Arrow programme of the 1960s.<br>During the test, the Skylark-L was put through its paces while being restrained to the ground and prevented from taking off.
Skyrora is an Edinburgh-based Aerospace company
Skyrora is an Edinburgh-based Aerospace company, manufacturing rocket launch vehicles & providing full launch services.The company have recently made a number of announcements following successful engine tests and a small test launch.
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We realised we had a lot of technology and staff expertise we could leverage to help with the crisis,says Dr Jack James Marlow, who manages Skyrora’s engineering in the UK. Hydrogen peroxide is a key ingredient in hand sanitiser. We use it as an oxidiser in our rocket engines, and have a whole chemical suite set up for it. And the 3D printers we use to reduce the mass in our launch vehicles could be used to produce face masks.
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Business operations manager Derek Harris said: It was a bit more of a challenge than we expected. At first we thought we can make these and hand them out but then we realised we needed to get the correct licences and source the correct customers. We worked closely with the government and local care homes and our team deployed into different areas and we made it work.
Scottish Space Firm Skyrora Producing 3D Printed Face Visors for the UK's National Health Service
Skyrora has teamed with the National Physical Laboratory and Makerspace Paisley to 3D print face visors for various health services including the NHS at the company's production facility in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh space firm concluded that the firm was well positioned to do its bit to help ease the burden on the National Health Service (NHS) and became quickly aware of the potential shortage of available safety equipment.
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Edinburgh based rocket launch company, Skyrora, has teamed up with the National Physical Laboratory and Makerspace Paisley to 3D print face visors for various health services including the NHS at its production facility in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Skyrora Shifts Production To Face Masks For The Coronavirus Response
Skyrora mentions that all its entire UK staff is fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The startup was founded back in 2017. It made progress during an early successful engine test by using its eco-friendly rocket fuel that completed in February.
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Volodymyr Levykin, Skyrora chief exec, reckoned the company was in a fortunate enough position to be able to help out and so should: "It is at a time like this, that a business like ours should step up and carry out a civic duty, setting aside the normal commercial activity and standing side by side with the Scottish government, the NHS and the UK government for the greater good of our country."
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The company has completed the first batch of hand gel according to WHO standards and guidelines and is scaling up the production, with the aim of producing over 10,000, 250ml bottles of hand sanitiser per week
Skyrora to produce masks and sanitizers for UK amid COVID-19 crisis
Skyrora, a Scotland based private space company, reportedly announced that it would start manufacturing health equipment for frontline workers in the United Kingdom, answering the call of the UK government as well as the National Health Service to help the country fight the growing spread of the coronavirus.