§ 7. Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement about the Black Arrow programme.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
The Black Arrow programme is essentially a programme of research and development on satellite technology. The first test firing of the launcher is planned for June of this year, and the first utilisation satellite is planned for launch in 1971.
§ Mr. Mallalieu
The end purpose is to take part in space activities and work on satellites which are likely to be profitable.