Start-up secures backing for rocket control systems

A space technology start-up has landed more than £320,000 from the Gabriel Investment Syndicate and Scottish Enterprise.

Aurora Avionics specialises in producing the electrical systems necessary for flight, called avionics, which are driven by software which guides the rocket to its planned destination.

At present, the growing number of launch vehicle manufacturers are investing vast sums, as well as time and effort, in creating their own avionics – something Aurora’s co-founders hope to change with the creation of the first ‘off the shelf’ systems.

The new money will be used to ramp up its research and design, while expanding its five-strong team of engineers.

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