Black Arrow R4 1972
This British Black Arrow R4 rocket would have launched the Miranda satellite in 1974. However, Black Arrow was cancelled, Miranda was launched by a US rocket and R4 was presented to the Science Museum.
Its predecessor, R3, made history on 28 October 1971 by being the first and, to date, only British rocket to launch a British satellite, which will continue to orbit Earth for the rest of this century.
- Space Technology
- Object Number:
- 1972-325 Pt4
- satellite launchers
- Department of Trade & Industry
- Permanent collection
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