SZ2984 : Black Arrow Test Site, West High Down

taken 12 years ago, 4 km from Totland, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Black Arrow Test Site, West High Down
Black Arrow Test Site, West High Down
Britain's involvement in the space race. Here the engines for Black Knight, Black Arrow and Black Prince were tested in the 1960s. It resulted in Britain's X3 satellite being put into orbit from an Australian launch site in October 1971. There are two engine testing bays, one on the left and one on the right with the range safety position between them.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 October, 2005
Category
Cold War relic   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 299 847 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.6727N 1:34.7002W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 298 848
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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