A Vertical Empire

History of the British Rocketry Programme

by: C. N. Hill

A Vertical Empire
Author: C. N. Hill

Publisher: Imperial College Press

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 17 October 2011 (REV)

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ISBN: 1848167954 ISBN 13: 9781848167957

A Vertical Empire by C. N. Hill

Provides a description of the British rocketry and space programme from the 1950s to 1970s, detailing the Medium Range Ballistic Missile Blue Streak and its conversion to a satellite launcher as part of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO). Top page

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"A Vertical Empire" provides a description of the British rocketry and space programme from the 1950s to 1970s, detailing the Medium Range Ballistic Missile Blue Streak and its conversion to a satellite launcher as part of the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO). This extensively revised second edition includes material only made available in the past ten years and the text is supplemented by numerous photographs, sketches and statistics. The all-British satellite Black Arrow is described, as well as the research rocket Black Knight, the Blue Steel missile and the rocket powered interceptor aircraft. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Imperial College Press

Edition details 2nd Revised edition

City: London

Edition: REV

Pages: 350

More info: height 249 mm width 168 mm weight 839 gr thickness 25 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC23) 629.40941 Library of Congress Subject: Astronautics - Great Britain - History

Departments: Astronautics; Aerospace & aviation technology; Military engineering; History of engineering & technology;

Record updated at: 03 July, 2014 time: 15:04

Summary A Vertical Empire Rocket Motors; Rocket Interceptors; Blue Steel; Blue Streak - The Origins; Blue Streak - The 'Underground Launcher'; Blue Streak - The Cancellation; B S S L V; The European Launcher Development Organisation - ELDO; Europa; Black Knight; Black Knight and the Re-Entry Experiments; Black Arrow; The 'Might Have Beens'. Top page

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