Flight spare gyroscope unit from the Black Arrow R2 launcher, 1970.

Richardson, Claire

 
Flight spare gyroscope unit from the Black Arrow R2 launcher, 1970.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Britain developed the Black Arrow as its national satellite launcher. This type of gyroscope was used on the third stage of the Black Arrow R2 vehicle, tested at Woomera, South Australia on 2nd September, 1970. It determined the attitude of its third stage with respect to that of the jettisoned second. This information was then used to perfect the design of the Black Arrow R3's third stage. R3 succesfully placed the X3 satellite, known as Prospero, into orbit on 28th October, 1971. This photograph shows the gyroscope without its cover.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas

image details