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Oct. 28, 1971: Homegrown Launcher Orbits UK Satellite

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Washington -- On a fall day �in the Australian desert nearly 40 years ago �the United Kingdom joined a very elite club of nations �capable of sending objects into space on their own. That successful launch of the Prospero satellite on a UK-built Black Arrow rocket from Woomera Test Range in Australia was destined to be a short-lived milestone.

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