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Satellite rocket launches to blast off from UK as part of pioneering space plan


Satellite rocket launches to blast off from UK as part of pioneering space plan Satellite launches are set to come to the UK as Virgin hopes to carry a rocket on a plane and then launch it into space. The government hopes that the new launch plans are part of a vast new space industry across the country, which also includes launchpads in Scotland. Britain hasn't launched a satellite using a UK rocket since 1971, when Black Arrow carried a satellite called Prospero into low Earth orbit. Even that took off from a launchpad in Australia.   More

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/virgin-uk-spaceport-cornwall-scotland-rocket-launches-a8449091.html

(Source: The Independent - Jul 17)

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