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Black Arrow

Black Arrow (2 stage) (R-1)

Black Arrow (3 stage) (Prospero)

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Black Arrow (2 stage) Stage 1 / Gamma-8 Stage 2 / Gamma-2 Dummy Waxwing
Black Arrow (3 stage) Stage 1 / Gamma-8 Stage 2 / Gamma-2 Waxwing
No:     Serial  Type                    Date          LS          Payload

 1      R-0     Black Arrow (2 stage)   29.06.1969 F  Wo LA-5B  * (R&D)
 2      R-1     Black Arrow (2 stage)   04.03.1970    Wo LA-5B  * (R&D)
 3      R-2     Black Arrow             02.09.1970 F  Wo LA-5B    Orba (X 2) / R-2 Instrument Package
 4      R-3     Black Arrow             28.10.1971    Wo LA-5B    Prospero (X 3)


Failures:

Flight 1:       control lost after 50 sec
Flight 3:       Stage 2 produces insufficient thrust


Launch sites:

Wo  = Woomera Instrumented Range, Woomera, South Australia, Australia Australia


F	Failure
*	Suborbital