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Prospero
Prospero
Prospero
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British earth micrometeoroid satellite. Tested space equipment for future satellites and conducted a scientific experiment to measure the incidence of micro-meteoroids. Technology satellite for Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), U.K.. Launched 1971.

Status: Operational 1970. First Launch: 1970-09-02. Last Launch: 1971-10-28. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 66 kg (145 lb).


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Family: Earth, Earth micrometeoroid sat. Country: UK. Launch Vehicles: Black Arrow. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA5B. Agency: Royal Aerospace Establishment. Bibliography: 126, 2, 6, 6806, 12986, 12987.
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1970 September 2 - . 00:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA5B. Launch Vehicle: Black Arrow. FAILURE: Second stage shut down 13 seconds early.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • Orba - . Payload: X 2. Mass: 66 kg (145 lb). Nation: UK. Agency: Royal Aerospace Establishment. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft: Prospero. Decay Date: 1970-09-02 . Apogee: 550 km (340 mi). Unsuccessful attempt to orbit a satellite..

1971 October 28 - . 04:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA5B. Launch Vehicle: Black Arrow.
  • Prospero - . Payload: X 3. Mass: 66 kg (145 lb). Nation: UK. Agency: Royal Aerospace Establishment. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft: Prospero. USAF Sat Cat: 5580 . COSPAR: 1971-093A. Apogee: 1,403 km (871 mi). Perigee: 531 km (329 mi). Inclination: 82.0000 deg. Period: 104.40 min. To test in space equipment for future satellites and to conduct a scientific experiment to measure the incidence of micro-meteoroids. Launch time 0409 GMT, injection point 13.7 deg S, 137.9 deg E. Anticipated life 100 years. .


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