Following a failed first attempt at suborbital flight in June 1969, a second launch in March 1970 was successful. In September 1970 Black Arrow's initial attempt to reach orbit failed following a premature second stage shutdown, and in July 1971 the British government decided to drop the program. However, one further launch took place, in October 1971, which successfully placed the Prospero satellite in orbit.
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BRITAIN IN SPACE
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