The History of the UK’s Black Arrow Rocket Programme
Black Arrow ProgrammeWhat is Black Arrow? The Black Arrow programme is of immense technical and historical importance in the UK, having played a revolutionary role in placing the first UK-designed and manufactured artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, the rocketry programme developed from early UK-conducted space research and experimental programmes carried out by the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) in Farnborough. These experimental programmes involved design and construction projects in line with advances within the space industry; a series of various launch vehicles and rocket engines; and all associated ground-based test facilities and launch infrastructure in both the UK and in Woomera, Australia. The initial purpose of the Black Arrow programme was to investigate whether or not a rocket constructed using existing processes and technologies would be capable of launch satellites into space. Black Arrow Rocket Development The Black Arrow rocket instigated from a proposal by the RAE for a launch vehicle with the ability of launching a 144kg artificial satellite into low Earth orbit with the purpose of testing rocketry systems previously designed for larger spacecrafts. The Black Arrow programme was authorised in 1964, though was quickly put on hold due to government reduction in expenditure.
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the first British person in space when Helen Sharman travelled to the Soviet space station Mir in 1991.👩🚀🚀 Skyrora are proud to be driving the progress in the UK sector and we look forward to what is to come! 🚀 #UKspace #launchUK https://t.co/ZoM0WElbwx
What is Satellite Remote Sensing? In this article we are going to explore what remote sensing is, how satellites obtain various data about the surface of our planet while being hundreds of kilometres away, and why is this technology so valuable in today’s changing world. Firstly, what does Remote Sensing mean? Throughout history, remote sensing has been defined in various ways.
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Skyrora's successful launch of the online merchandise store will allow the company to give back to the community in which we operate, with all profits furthering our STEM programme and inspiring the next generation of experts🚀. Read more here: https://t.co/43V5UikCns #SkyMerch https://t.co/nGR1BA5ym7
Skyrora Launches Online Store to Inspire Future Space Commanders
SCOTTISH rocket company Skyrora has launched its own online merchandise store with all profits going towards activities to support the next generation of UK space experts.Since starting up the online store four months ago, the company has generated a global interest with 40% of sales coming from out with the UK. While already committed to an active science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) programme, Skyrora – which aims to be the first UK company to launch satellites from Europe - will use the profits to further its work in sponsoring and supporting students to develop a career in the space sector.The merchandise on offer includes clothing and accessories such as Skyrora branded hoodies and commemorative mission patches from recent test launches.