R-2 Instrument Package
(between Orba (sphere) and
The R-2 Instrument Package was a set of instruments to record the dynamic flight characteristics of the Black Arrow launch vehicle during the maiden launch. The main payload was the Orba (X 2) atmospheric density satellite.
Both payloads were lost, when the Black Arrow failed to reach orbit.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)|
|Contractors:||Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)|
|Orbit:||350 km × 1000 km, 82° (planned)|
|R-2 Instrument Package||1970-F07||02.09.1970||Wo LA-5B||F||Black Arrow||with Orba (X 2)|