Skyrora CEO Volodymyr Levykin Welcomes New Space Industry Regulations5th Jun 2021
Skyrora CEO Volodymyr Levykin states that the government’s latest initiatives are paving the way for commercial rocket launches and the creation of many new job opportunities in the space sector. As the Civil Aviation Authority and the UK Space Agency are working on new regulations, British aerospace companies are getting ready for their first orbital launches from UK soil.
New Government Regulations Underway
The new legislation will provide a framework for spaceport operations in the UK and should come into effect this summer. According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, introducing new legislation is one of the most important steps in the UK’s space industry development. The space program of 2017 made it clear that Britain wants to become the first space-faring nation in Europe. Now, this plan is one step closer to execution.
Science Minister Amanda Solloway adds that developing the space sector will create new jobs and boost the UK’s economy. She states that the upcoming Space Industry Regulations will ensure a safe environment for all future space flights.
Volodymyr Levykin on Industry Potential
As head of the Edinburgh-based company Skyrora, Volodymyr Levykin gladly welcomes this news. Skyrora CEO believes that the UK has the potential to become a leading space power and adds that new regulations will be taking the country to its former space glory.
Right now, the UK has several spaceport projects in Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall. From there, it will be possible to launch plenty of satellites, from data and communications to earth observation and navigation. Satellite technology will enhance all spheres of daily activity, from travel to communication. Most importantly, satellite tech can ensure more sustainable use of our planet’s resources.
According to Volodymyr Levykin, Skyrora team is dedicated to ensuring sustainable space use. Mr. Levykin mentions that the third stage of their upcoming rocket, Skyrora XL, can be used for space junk removal after each launch.