UK launched the biggest rocket
Company Starchaser has launched the UK’s biggest booster Skybolt 2, reports The Guardian.
The launch took place from a platform near the town of Otterburn in the North East of England. The media reached an altitude of 1.2 kilometers, and then the three elements of the rocket (fairing and the first two stages) by parachute down to the ground. The test was deemed successful.
On the Skybolt 2 was fitted with several video cameras and a stuffed toy dog named Sam.
Sorry for the technical difficulties earlier. Here’s a video of the launch of #Skybolt2 with @starchaseruk and @UoCSciEng ? pic.twitter.com/EcRUVKwjOW
— Uni of Chester (@uochester) 11 Sep 2017
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2 Skybolt missile reaches a height of 8.2 meters, and its weight is 2.5 tons. The media created of carbon fiber, the Manchester company Starchaser it fulfills technology for commercial tourism (flights in excess of a hundred kilometers).