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Prospero

Black Arrow

Royal Aircraft Establishment

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Prospero

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

British scientific satellite used to demonstrate technologies needed for communication satellites.

Location


Launch Area 5B

RAAF Woomera Range Complex

Launch Area 5B has witnessed the launch of 2 rockets, including 2 orbital launch attempts, while RAAF Woomera Range Complex, has been the site for 6 rocket launches.

Launch Area 5B

Rocket


Royal Aircraft Establishment Black Arrow

Black Arrow was a British satellite carrier rocket. Developed during the 1960s, it was used for four launches between 1969 and 1971. Its final flight was the first and only successful orbital launch to be conducted by the United Kingdom, and placed the Prospero satellite into low Earth orbit.

Black Arrow

Agency


Royal Aircraft Establishment

The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) was a British research establishment, known by several different names during its history, that eventually came under the aegis of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), before finally losing its identity in mergers with other institutions.

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