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Skyrora Ltd
FoundedJune 21, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-06-21)[1]
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Skyrora Ltd is a private space company from Scotland founded in 2017.

In August 2018 it successfully conducted Scotland's first commercial model rocket launch at Kildermorie Estate in Ross-shire.[2] The company launched a 1.3 meter tall Skylark Nano model rocket using an M class model rocketry motor in August 2018 and the 2 meter tall Skylark Nano II model rocket using a Cesaroni M-1520BS model rocketry motor in July 2019.[3][4][5][6] The rockets are all built and assembled in the United Kingdom.

The company employs 18 staff at its Edinburgh headquarters along with over 100 staff in the Ukraine, and also has offices in Slovakia and Cornwall.[7] The Chief Executive Officer is Volodymyr Levykin, who previously worked as a Managing Director of adult online dating company Cupid plc.[8][9]

The company specializes in the launch of small satellites, with an emphasis on developing new and cost-effective methods of doing so.[2]


  1. ^ "Skyrora Limited". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Scotland's first commercial rocket launch an important step". The National. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ Skyrora (11 December 2018). "Twitter". Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ Skyrora (8 August 2019). "Second test launch mission - Skylark Nano II". YouTube. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. ^ Daily Telegraph (28 April 2019). "All Skyrora Rockets". Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  6. ^ Skyrora (11 December 2018). "Twitter". Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Space Spotlight - Skyrora has one incredible secret to share". Scotland Now. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  8. ^ Cupid plc (6 December 2012). "Cupid PLC : Director Appointment and broadening of Exec team". Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  9. ^ Daily Telegraph (28 April 2019). ""More investment in launcher capabilities is needed in Europe" - Interview with Volodymyr Levykin, CEO of private launch service company Skyrora Ltd". Retrieved 22 June 2019.