UK university team to launch reusable rocket from Mojave on September 24, 2023
The most powerful British reusable rocket is set to launch on September 24, 2023, as part of a university space programme in London, England.
The Karman Space Programme (KSP) will attempt a two-stage rocket launch to test systems for recovery and reuse of the vehicle, a crucial step towards low-cost, sustainable access to space. The rocket has been named Orion.
The launch will take place in Mojave, California.
The KSP team was founded by four Imperial College students studying aeronautical engineering.
Within two years, the programme grew to over 75 members. The programme is sponsored and funded by CYBRAL – an AI-driven cybersecurity company.
KSP Co-founder Shapol, said: “The support we have received from CYBRAL has been unmatched. Without them, we would have never reached this stage.”
“As an advisor to the Karman Space Programme, I am delighted to witness the incredible talent of the team that has been delivering outstanding technology applied to space. Also, as the founder of CYBRAL, I am delighted to see CYBRAL’s sponsorship assisted the team in developing the technology we are witnessing today.
“Technical collaboration in AI and security continue to benefit both CYBRAL and KSP,” said Dr Ali Baghdadi, CYBRAL Founder.
Dr Ali Baghdadi is an Egyptian businessman. As a child, he liked building model aeroplanes and rockets and making films. This curiosity drove him to study computing at Imperial, where he founded his first company, Aptec. He continues to serve the company today while being the CEO of the META region at Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 business with revenues of $50 billion.
CYBRAL is a USA-headquartered company that specialises in leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and advanced deep learning technologies to automate critical security services and processes typically delivered by human consultants.
Being born in AI, the company is committed to using its technology and expertise in helping organisations of all sizes stay secure by using innovative solutions that enable continuous security monitoring and protection.