Prospero - Space launch mission detailed information
28 OCT 1971
Royal Aircraft Establishment
Launch Area 5B
British scientific satellite used to demonstrate technologies needed for communication satellites.
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.