25 September 2019 – Skyrora, a pioneering space launch company, is creating a stir at the prestigious UK Space Conference. Taking place at the ICC Wales this week, the company is showcasing its in-house technology as it gears up for its first launch in 2022.
Skyrora will be demonstrating the latest technology it has developed internally, including its industry-leading 3D printed Leo engine, a unique turbo pump design and its Skylark Nano rocket. The 3D printed engine was recently tested at Spaceport Cornwall and the Skylark Nano has already been launched twice from the north of Scotland. Also, during the conference, Skyrora is sponsoring the Outreach area within the 3 day-long event offering local school pupils the opportunity to learn more about the technology, as well as the opportunities that can be available to them when they enter the workforce.
As well as developing the rockets which will be crucial to getting satellites into orbit, so that their technology can be used across the world, Skyrora’s highly skilled engineers have also developed a prototype hybrid 3D printing machine. This ground-breaking technology combines a robotic arm, 3D printing technology and a milling machine in a single device. This printer can not only produce objects here on earth with a high degree of accuracy but will be capable of printing large objects at zero gravity.
Volodymyr Levykin, chief executive and founder of Skyrora, said: “At Skyrora, we are always looking to expand the impact space can have on our lives. Our vision is to make the UK a world leader in the growing space sector, unlocking the benefits of increased access to space for all. Space helps us to connect, navigate and monitor modern life. This is incredibly important as we seek to address the most pressing challenges of our time, such as the growing climate emergency.
“We are proud of what we are demonstrating at the conference, with technology that completely breaks through the ceiling of what is possible to achieve in space. Skyrora’s newly built prototype hybrid machine just goes to show how the market of additive manufacturing technologies are rapidly growing and contributing to incredible new and exciting opportunities for the new space revolution.
“This conference is an ideal way for industry leaders and experts to come together, share ideas and agree a way forward for what is still a developing sector. At Skyrora, our commitment is to transform life from space and we look forward to working with like-minded partners to drive those ambitions forward.”
The UK Space Conference will see a number of technological advancements across communications, STEM education and climate monitoring discussed by academics, industry representatives and government figures. Under the tagline of “Inspire. Innovate. Grow.”, it is the fifth such conference and will see over 200 speakers from across the sector discuss with over 1,400 delegates the major issues facing the sector, such as challenges around launch capacity and how the UK sector can build international partnerships.