back to article UK space firm Skyrora opens rocket testing site in Scotland

A space race of a sort in the UK has picked up pace in recent weeks, as aerospace company Orbex showed off its Kinloss launchpad in February and Skyrora this week opened its Midlothian rocket engine testing facility. The facility was brought into service in less than six months and Skyrora paid tribute to the European Space …

  1. Velv
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    Skyrora's Dnipro people have been building anti-tank obstacles in recent days

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/ukraine-russia-edinburgh-ukrainian-space-firm-making-anti-tank-obstacles-amid-ongoing-conflict/ar-AAUw2dR?li=AACCdf0

    1. Potemkine! Silver badge
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      Ukrainians' gallantry is outstanding . May they defeat Putin Khuylo's annexation ambitions!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hmm

    Scotland getting all spacey. Has there ever been a haggis in space?

    1. Ian Johnston Silver badge

      Re: Hmm

      20 miles up under a weather balloon seems to as far as one has got ... so far ...

      1. Tom 7 Silver badge

        Re: Hmm

        Missed that - I would have sent my interceptor drone to pick that up!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hmm

      Who cares about a haggis? Has a deep fried Mars bar gone into orbit?

    3. blue-eyes

      Re: Hmm

      Too dangerous. An orbiting haggis would not burn-up on re-entry.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aye, on yer Baikonur, ye wee pesky putin!

  4. Champ

    Bit far from the equator?

    I had understood that it was best to launch from as close to the equator as possible. Has that changed?

    1. DJO Silver badge

      Re: Bit far from the equator?

      Depends on the orbit you want.

      For an equatorial orbit then yes, but for a circumpolar orbit then as far from the equator as possible is preferable.

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