§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Minister of Aviation Supply whether he will make a statement about the failure 332W of the satellite launch at Woomera in August.
§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Aviation Supply whether he will make a statement about the launching of the Black Arrow at Woomera.
§ Mr. Corfield
The third Black Arrow development firing from Woomera on 2nd September was intended to put a 180 lb. payload into polar orbit. This was not achieved because the second stage engine lost thrust 13 seconds earlier than planned. The attitude control system also failed to operate correctly. The causes of these failures are being investigated.