“U.K.-based Skyrora has unveiled plans to host a suborbital test flight in the fourth quarter of 2018. As part of its strategy to meet the rising demand for small satellite launches in a cost-effective manner, the company aims to set up a facility to launch smallsats from Scotland.
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Skyrora owns facilities in Scotland’s Edinburgh and Glasgow and operates a research and development (R&D) facility in Dnipro, Ukraine. The London-based company says this allows it to keep Skyrora’s operational costs at a competitive level, but also benefit from the Ukraine’s space industry know-how and its qualified workforce.” (Full Story)