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Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid. Nation: UK.
Tested space equipment for future satellites and conducted a scientific experiment to measure the incidence of micro-meteoroids.
Total Mass: 66 kg.
02 September 1970
R-2 Launch Site: Woomera . Launch Vehicle: Black Arrow. FAILURE: Failure.
28 October 1971
Prospero Launch Site: Woomera . Launch Vehicle: Black Arrow. Mass: 66 kg. Perigee: 531 km. Apogee: 1,403 km. Inclination: 82.0 deg.
To test in space equipment for future satellites and to conduct a scientific experiment to measure the incidence of micro-meteoroids. Launch time 0409 GMT, injection point 13.7 deg S, 137.9 deg E. Anticipated life 100 years.
- 126 - Bramscher, Robert G, Spaceflight, "A Survey of Launch Vehicle Failures", 1980, Volume 22, page 351.
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