Skyrora Skylark L Debut Ditched into Norwegian Sea

Skyrora revealed last week that the debut of its suborbital Skylark L vehicle ended abruptly after the rocket suffered an as-yet unidentified anomaly. The UK-based startup conducted the launch on Oct. 8 from a mobile launch site erected in Langanes, Iceland.  Let bygones be bygones? In April, Skyrora published an article decrying the Icelandic government […]


Skyrora Goes Mobile with a Second Stage Hot Fire Test

Skyrora has test fired the second stage of its three-stage Skyrora XL rocket. The successful test comes on the heels of the UK-based launch startup opening its new 55,000-square-foot production facility in Cumbernauld, Scotland. Skyrora XL 101: 22.7m tall and 2.2m wide Capable of launching 315kg payloads Third stage can be swapped out for a […]


Skyrora opens new 55,000-square-foot manufacturing plant

UK-based launch startup Skyrora has new digs: a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that the company says will be capable of producing up to 16 launch vehicles per year. “Opening the UK’s largest rocket engine manufacturing facility is a significant step towards Skyrora achieving the first sovereign orbital launch from British soil,” Skyrora COO Lee Rosen told […]