UK Skylark rocket launch delayed

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Not strictly satellite, may be interesting...

The final launch of a hugely successful 50-year-old British space programme has been delayed due to high winds.
The last Skylark rocket was due to blast off on Sunday morning but experts have been forced to delay the flight until Monday at 0530 BST.

The vehicle will be the 441st Skylark to launch when it sets off on its historic journey from Sweden.

The Skylark, which first flew in 1957, has been used to take a huge range of scientific experiments into space.

more...

_http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4502823.stm

Source: BBC
 

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Interesting but sad. Just another nail in the coffin of neglected British technological innovation.

There is something very wrong with this country, but most annoyingly nothing that couldn't be put right with some sustained determination and a few rolling heads.

Too many ****ing apathetic pen-pushers and not enough ambition and belief.

Rant over :-ohmy
 

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BGonaSTICK said:
Too many ****ing apathetic pen-pushers and not enough ambition and belief.

Rant over :-ohmy
The real problem are the fines introduced to ensure pen pushing remains on the books (sic). Ive worked out that 35-40% of my time as an engineer is spent completing the 'essential' paperwork crap that comes with it, when I could be better employed making a go for the stars.
 
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