§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Technology what is the programme for launchings of Black Arrow in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Benn
The present schedule of launchings under the Black Arrow programme is as follows:
The programme beyond the launching of the 1st utilisation satellite has not yet been determined.
- 1st development launch (non-orbital), March 1969.
- 2nd development launch (orbital), late 1969.
- 3rd development launch (orbital), early 1970.
- 1st utilisation satellite, early 1971.