Britain’s Space Programme On Schedule
Britain’s space research programme is going ahead on schedule. In two months’ time the integration of the British experiments with the American Scout rocket components will take place.
So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 26th 1961.
The story continues:
Though this will undoubtedly be a difficult period, there is no reason to suppose that the first British experiments will not be successfully in orbit early next year, as planned.
Details of Britain’s second experimental satellite were announced last week. Like the first, it will be launched by a US four-stage solid propellant Scout rocket.
Three experiments will be carried out and the proposed orbit will carry the satellite over the UK and the US,
Apogee and perigee are planned to be 2000 and 300km from earth.