SKYRORA TO OPEN TEST FACILITY FOR ROCKET ENGINE SUPPORTING 3D PRINTING
Independent rocket manufacturer Skyrora is one of many companies leveraging additive manufacturing in the production of satellite launch vehicles. However, being headquartered in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh, the company is one of the few contributing this expertise to the founding of civil space activity in the UK.
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British space exploration firm designed for small, cost-effective satellite launches Making space exploration cost-effective. It’s quite a challenging aim, to say the least. But Scottish company Skyrora are determined to make it reality. Based in central Edinburgh, opposite the city’s historic castle, Skyrora is working to support the British space industry – which is aiming to capture 10% of the global market – by building an orbital rocket with a range of 500 kilometres, designed for small-scale satellite launches.
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British space exploration firm designed for small, cost-effective satellite launches Making space exploration cost-effective. It’s quite a challenging aim, to say the least. But Scottish company Skyrora are determined to make it reality.
Black Arrow: Britain’s First Ever Rocket Returns Home
Britain’s first ever rocket to successfully place a satellite into orbit has returned home, after a marathon 10,000-mile journey from the Australian Outback. The unveiling of the 'Black Arrow' at its new home in Penicuik, Midlothian, comes almost 50 years after it was launched into space. Built on the Isle of Wight, the Black Arrow programme retains cult status within the scientific community. While it was built in Britain, the actual rocket was launched from Woomera in South Australia and it was put on display in William Creek, near where it crashed.
British rocket which launched satellite in 1971 returns home
The UK’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home. The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the South Australian outback for more than 48 years. Over time it was damaged by extreme weather and vandalism, but then space technology firm Skyrora stepped in to return it home. The rocket – described as “the most important artefact” of the UK’s space industry – is to go on display in Penicuik, Midlothian, later this month.
Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert
Britain’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to finally go on display 48 years after it crashed into the Australian desert. The Black Arrow was developed on the Isle of Wight and launched in 1971 from Woomera, Australia, delivering the Prospero satellite, but the programme was shut down soon after, with the money diverted to build Concorde. Now space technology firm Skyrora has brought the rocket home and is to display it in Penicuik, Midlothian where the company is based.
Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
The UK's only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home. The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the South Australian outback for 48 years. Over time it was damaged by extreme weather and vandalism before space technology firm Skyrora stepped in.
UK rocket on display after decades in Australian Outback
The only British rocket to launch a satellite into orbit is going on display after almost 50 years languishing in the Australian Outback. The Black Arrow programme completed four rockets between 1969 and 1971, with the third flight marking the first and only successful UK-led orbital launch. A six-metre section of the projectile crash-landed in South Australia where it has lain for 48 years.
‘It’s AMAZING!’ British space sector to THRIVE after Brexit, predicts rocket expert
A BRITISH rocket developer is set to become the first in half a century to launch satellites into full orbit – and is well placed to take advantage of the UK’s burgeoning space sector in the years after Brexit, business operations manager Daniel Smith has said.
Edinburgh company Skyrora set for UK's first ever private space launch
Edinburgh is set to join the space race when a Princes Street company's rocket blasts off next year, becoming the UK's first commercial space launch. In a major milestone for the space industry, Skyrora's rocket is expected to be the first totally privately-owned vehicle to reach the edge of space from UK soil. Named "SkyHy", the two-stage rocket will reach an altitude of around 100km, the boundary between the atmosphere and space.
The Great British Space Age: Tackling the satellite backlog
In July, the government named Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands as the location for the UK’s first ever spaceport. It was hailed as the start of the ‘Great British Space Age’ – but, in truth, a host of innovative companies has been pushing the UK space industry to new heights for several years. Now, they are perfectly placed to take advantage of the new spaceport. We spoke to firms behind some of the most inventive, audacious and exciting engineering in a sector that is ready for lift-off.
Skyrora joins forces with acclaimed engineer as it works toward UK's first private space launch
Scottish space firm Skyrora is working with an acclaimed Oxford-based engineer to create the first totally private space launch in the UK. Edinburgh-based Skyrora has completed the acquisition of the FARISpace project, led by Richard M Brown, which has been reconfigured to carry a larger payload under the name SkyHy.
Testing the new space race
Since the birth of the Space Age, the high cost and long lead times associated with launching satellites into orbit have represented a major barrier to the commercialization and exploration of space. As a result, the sector has been occupied mostly by large companies and government-backed organizations. However, in recent years the rapid growth and evolution of nano- and microsatellite technology has given birth to a burgeoning industry and led to the establishment of almost 70 companies and organizations dedicated to the development of low-cost launch platforms.
Skyrora boosts its fast-growing Edinburgh team
Dr Jack-James Marlow and Kate Howard among the appointments announced by the Edinburgh-based firm just a month after Clyde Space founder Craig Clark formed advisory board. Edinburgh-based firm Skyrora which is bidding to become a key satellite launch provider at a future Scottish spaceport has hired four new members of staff. Dr Jack-James Marlow joins Skyrora as propulsion engineer responsible for both the construction and testing of engines in the UK.
Rocket experts helping to inspire next generation of talent
STAFF at a Scottish space company are helping to inspire the next generation of talented engineers and technicians by sharing knowledge with school children across the country. Edinburgh-based Skyrora has signed up to the STEM Ambassador Programme which aims to teach youngsters more about science, technology, engineering and maths – often referred to as the STEM subjects.