Space tourism pioneer holds rocket test
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Space tourism pioneer Starchaser holds rocket test

A commercial space travel company has held a test of its latest rocket, launching it over countryside in northern England.

Tameside-based Starchaser Industries hopes to develop a reusable rocket that can be used for space tourism and micro-satellite launches.

The latest test saw the 27ft (8.3m) Skybolt 2 rocket launched near Otterburn in Northumberland.

The launch was limited to a height of 4,000ft (1,200m) so as not to affect air traffic.

  • 11 Sep 2017
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