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Black Arrow – Royal Aircraft Establishment

Black Arrow – Royal Aircraft Establishment

  • Length: 13 m
  • Diameter: 2 m
  • Launch Mass: 18 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 135 kg

The Black Arrow, manufactured by Royal Aircraft Establishment established in 1904, undertook its inaugural launch on 06/27/1969. Notably, Black Arrow has 1 successful launches and 1 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 2 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

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.

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