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Second stage static fire engine test moves Skyrora closer to UK rocket launch

Second stage static fire engine test moves Skyrora closer to UK launch Discover Space UK at Machrihanish Airbase hosts largest integrated stage test in the UK for 50 years Edinburgh, UK, 18th August 2022: Skyrora has successfully completed the static fire test of the second stage of its flagship Skyrora XL orbital rocket. Discover Space UK at Machrihanish Airbase hosted the biggest integrated stage test to be held in the UK since those of Black Arrow and Blue Streak in the 1970s. Achieving this latest milestone moves Skyrora one crucial step closer to entering commercial operations, with an inaugural orbital launch scheduled for 2023 from the Saxa Vord Space Centre in northern Scotland.
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