The first British spaceflight will be launched from the Shetland Islands...

The first British spaceflight will be launched from the Shetland Islands...
The first British spaceflight will be launched from the Shetland Islands...

Next year’s launch of the UK’s first space rocket will be from the Shetland Islands, where a deal has been struck between Skyrora, a rocket company in Edinburgh, and a spaceport belonging to Scotland’s largest landowner on the islands, the northernmost spot in Britain. ft 56 ton built by Skyrora to move satellites into orbit.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, no rocket has reached space from the UK so far, and the SaxaVord Spaceport program has received an investment of 1.43 million pounds from Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povelsen, who owns large swathes of rural areas in Scotland.

SaxaVord still needs planning permission for its launch site on Unst Island, and Skyrora founder and CEO Volodymyr Levikin said: “We have made no secret of our ambition to be the first company to launch from UK soil, so it is a good thing to agree this multiple launch deal with SaxaVord.

“The UK is a world leader in space technology, and this latest step brings us another important step closer to delivering an important space service from our soil,” Leviken added.

The rocket company carried out the UK’s first static ground-based test firing for half a century at the Kildermorie Estate near Alness in the Highlands in May, the UK’s first vertical test of this scale since the Black Arrow program 50 years ago.

Late last year trials of the Skyrora XL’s third stage, which includes an Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) that can restart its engines about 15 times in orbit, were completed late last year.

The OTV can complete tasks such as serving as a space trailer or maintaining or de-spinning old satellites, and it will be used to process the growing volume of space debris orbiting Earth.

The company plans to fuel the Skyrora XL rocket with ecofuel, its more sustainable alternative to rocket fuel made from waste plastics such as polystyrene.

These were the details of the news The first British spaceflight will be launched from the Shetland Islands... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at eg24.news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV In an exceptional phenomenon… a dwarf star lights up and goes...
NEXT Vivo Y33s is a new phone from Vivo | The...

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]