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Skyrora founder: Generative AI will be ‘integrated across all industries’ – Fi5

Volodymyr Levykin is the CEO and founder of Skyrora
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Volodymyr Levykin is the CEO and founder of Skyrora, a British rocket company building launch services for small satellites.

Edinburgh-headquartered Skyrora became the first company to complete a successful integrated rocket stage test in the UK since the 1970s, and has completed four suborbital rocket launches. While a test flight crashed in the Norwegian Sea last October, the company says it is on track to complete its first vertical orbital launch from UK soil this year.

Levykin, a Ukrainian-born tech entrepreneur, spent time working in IT in Silicon Valley before moving to Edinburgh to found Skyrora.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Levykin shares who he admires at SpaceX (it’s not Elon Musk), how he prevents burnout from running a rocket company, and why he’s excited by ChatGPT....