Black Arrow : The Lipstick Rocket - A Very British Space Program

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Black Arrow : The Lipstick Rocket - A Very British Space Program

Postby CATO » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:46 pm

This is the story of the Black Arrow, a uniquely British satellite launch system that could have helped Britain become a space fairing nation. But Whilst the Americans & Soviets threw billions of dollars & Rubels and the power of the state at the problem of space, the British after WW2 struggled with little money and resources. In 1971 Britain became the 6th country to develop an independent satellite launch system and before the launch was completed the only country to give up on it's own system.

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Re: Black Arrow : The Lipstick Rocket - A Very British Space Program

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Wow, would still be a economical rocket today.
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