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Britain joins space race with first satellite: From the archive, 7 June 1963

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The UK-3 was renamed Ariel 3 before its launch in California in 1967. It became the first all-British made satellite to be sent into spaceLe Bourget, ParisThe job of building Britain's first earth satellite has been given to the British Aircraft Corporation, a contract probably worth between £500,000 and £1...
Britain joins space race with first satellite: From the archive, 7 June 1963
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