Skyrora designs, manufactures, and deploys rockets to clear the way for small satellite manufacturers looking to access space.

Headquartered in Edinburgh with facilities located across Europe, Skyrora are developing launch vehicle technology to ensure that the life-changing benefits of space are realised here on Earth.

Skyrora are proud to be working with an innovative subsidiary centre located in Dnipro. This supportive collaboration allows the company to grow and develop as we move towards our primary objective.


  • Total rocket experience: 200+ YEARS

  • Edinburgh HQ: 60+ STAFF

  • R&D facilities: 100+ STAFF

Skyrora’s mission is to realise the tangible benefits of responsive access to, and responsible exploration of space for the increased well-being of life on Earth.

CORPORATE VALUES

Skyrora places education and sustainability at the heart of our core values.

ENVIRONMENT

Skyrora is committed to reducing our direct impact on the environment by actively managing our waste, emissions, and consumption of natural resources.

COMMUNITY

In order to play a positive role within the society in which we operate, Skyrora have established a culture that promotes employee volunteering through STEM activities. We actively support local businesses, schools, and the surrounding community in which we operate.

PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN


Skyrora seek out the most sustainable procurement route for the entirety of a project. We strive for the majority of our supply chain to originate from local companies and contractors in order to minimise our carbon footprint.

INNOVATION

Skyrora are investing into innovative methods that will enable greater sustainability within the space sector. This includes research and development on various technical projects such as Ecosene, an RP-1 equivalent derived from unrecyclable plastic waste. Skyrora recognise our duty to conduct business in a way that prevents or greatly reduces harm caused to the environment or that greatly reduces the harm caused to the environment by methods and technologies utilised within the space industry.

Skyrora’s vision is to meet the growing demand for small satellite launch vehicles by combining proven technology with modern-day innovation in order to provide cost-effective and responsive access to space.

ADVISORY BOARD

Tim Peake - Member of Skyrora's Advisory board
Tim Peake ESA Astronaut

Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut and a former ISS crew member (Dec 2015 – Jun 2016)

Nick Laird - Member of Skyrora's Advisory board
Nick Laird Director of Bombardier

Nick Laird is a Senior Defence Contractor with extensive military services and overseas trade experience

Baroness Susan Greenfield - Member of Skyrora's Advisory board
Baroness Susan Greenfield CEO of Neuro Bio

Baroness Susan Greenfield is a world-renowned expert in neuroscience. Susan Greenfield also serves as a member of the House of Lords, with a passion for promoting public interest in space

Joanne Wheeler MBE - Member of Skyrora's Advisory board
Joanne Wheeler MBE Director of Alden and Chair of SFN

Joanne Wheeler MBE is an expert in satellite regulation and commercial contracts, communications, and satellite and space regulatory and policy matter

OUR TEAM

Most of our team has over 10 years’ experience in the aerospace sector.

Technical Science PhDs 9
Doctors of Engineering 5
Highly experienced rocket engineers 37
Electronic engineers and software programmers 22
Expert mechanical engineers 9
Rocket fabricators with over 12 years' experience 16
Volodymyr Levykin - Chief Executive Officer at Skyrora
Volodymyr Levykin Chief Executive Officer

10 years’ experience in C-level positions, several successful, profit-generating IT projects

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Laura Edison - Director, General Counsel at Skyrora
Laura Edison Director, General Counsel

Leading legal advisor in the technology sector

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Lee Rosen
Lee Rosen Chief Operations Officer

SpaceX Director of Vandenberg Launch Ops, Colonel (retd) Commander 45th Launch Group

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Pavlo Botsula - Head of R&D Skyrora UA
Pavlo Botsula Head of R&D UA

24 years’ experience in 36 orbital launches

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Jack James Marlow - Head of Engineering at Skyrora
Dr Jack-James Marlow Head of Engineering

8 years of experience in rocket propulsion R&D. Successfully managed 200+ rocket engine test campaigns

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Alan Thompson - Head of Government Affairs at Skyrora
Alan Thompson Head of Government Affairs

Experienced in high-profile Communications and Government Affairs

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Victor Ivanenko - Chief Financial Officer at Skyrora
Victor Ivanenko Chief Financial Officer
Anfisa Anikushina - Investment Director at Skyrora
Anfisa Anikushina Investment Director
Michael Koetsier VP Client Engagement - Asia Pacific at Skyrora
Michael Koetsier VP Client Engagement - Asia Pacific
Aleksey Grebenyuk - Legal and Export Control
Aleksey Grebenyuk Legal and Export Control
Gordon McNeill - Health and Safety Officer at Skyrora
Gordon McNeill Health and Safety Officer
Derek Harris - Business Operations Manager at Skyrora
Derek Harris Business Operations Manager
Andrey Menkov - Head of Production R&D UA / Ecosene at Skyrora
Andrey Menkov Head of Production R&D UA / Ecosene
Max Lutsyk - Head of R&D UA Operations at Skyrora
Max Lutsyk Head of R&D UA Operations
Mikhail Andrievskiy - Propulsion Systems at Skyrora
Mikhail Andrievskiy Propulsion Systems
Nikolay Grishyn - System Engineering at Skyrora
Nikolay Grishyn System Engineering
Sergey Kaznachey - Special Projects R&D UA at Skyrora
Sergey Kaznachey Special Projects R&D UA
Alexander Sokolov
Alexander Sokolov Mechanical Systems Engineer
Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley Mechanical Engineer
Skyrora team 2021

OUR PARTNERS

Skyrora are dedicated to our collaborative efforts with world leading companies operating within the space sector.

airborne engeneering
catapult transport systems
Richard Slipper planning consultancy
AFRC
Scottish Space Leadership Council
Shetland space centre
Scottish enterprise
Spaceport 1
European Astrotech
University of Strathclyde
NC&RC
WVP
CST
KEPSTON LIMITED
QINETIC
Fire and rescue service
Highlands and Islands enterprise
UK Space Agency
Kenard