Space industry celebrates Black Arrow 50th Anniversary at Farnborough5th Mar 2020
Yesterday (4th March 2020) people from all across the space industry gathered at the Farnborough Air Sciences Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first successful launch into space.
The Black Arrow rocket was launched on 4th March 1970 from a launch pad in Australia, successfully depositing a satellite into orbit.
The UK Space Agency and Scottish launch company, Skyrora put together the celebration at the Farnborough Air Sciences Museum, where the original Black Arrow rocket was put on display, with one of the original engineers doing a talk about his time working on the Black Arrow vehicle.
The first stage section of the Black Arrow was recovered by Skyrora from the desert in Woomera, Australia, from where it was initially launched.