HC Deb 06 May 1968 vol 764 c5W
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:

  • 1st development launch (non-orbital), March 1969.
  • 2nd development launch (orbital), late 1969.
  • 3rd development launch (orbital), early 1970.
  • 1st utilisation satellite, early 1971.
The programme beyond the launching of the 1st utilisation satellite has not yet been determined.