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Skyrora

A company offering launch services capable of delivering small satellites into orbit

Skyrora is a company offering launch services capable of delivering small satellites into orbit that is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland and was founded in 2017 by Volodymyr Levykin.

The company also offers services for adjusting flight paths, orbits, and altitude of satellites already in space through their Space Tug product. Launch vehicles offered by Skyrora include the Skylark Nano, Skylark Micro, Skyhy, Skylark L, and Skylark XL. The company designed a third stage rocket booster for moving around payloads into their desired locations once they have reached low earth orbit.

Timeline

December 2019
Skyrora raises a $5,000,000 seed round.
June 23, 2017
Skyrora was founded by Volodymyr Levykin.

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Jonathan Amos - BBC Science Correspondent
July 8, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Edinburgh-based rocket company Skyrora issues a challenge to recover the Prospero satellite.
Dan Taylor
March 24, 2021
Tech.eu
Edinburgh-based launch vehicle provider Skyrora has received €3 million of co-funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) and aims to be the first to launch from Europe. The funding, part of ESA's Boost! programme, puts Skyrora on track to deliver a key UK government ambition; sovereign space launch capability. Skyrora's largest launch vehicle, the Skyrora [...]
Mike Butcher
January 12, 2021
TechCrunch
U.K. space tech startup Skyrora is currently the only private company capable of launching rockets from U.K. soil. On Christmas Eve at its testing facility in Fife, Scotland, the team performed a third-stage static fire engine test onboard a new vehicle that will ultimately carry satellites to their final destination. But what's more interesting is [...]
Mike Butcher
January 12, 2021
TechCrunch
UK SpaceTech startup Skyrora is currently the only private company capable of launching rockets from UK soil. On Christmas Eve at its testing facility in Fife, Scotland, the team performed a third-stage static fire engine test onboard a new vehicle that will ultimately carry satellites to their final destination. But what's more interesting is that [...]
Darrell Etherington
August 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Launch startup Skyrora had a successful test launch of its Skylark Micro rocket from Iceland on Sunday, with the rocket achieving its highest ever altitude at a height of 26.86 km (just under 17 miles). The four meter (13 foot) sub-orbital rocket took off from a mobile launch site at Iceland's Langanes Peninsula that was [...]

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