Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


CYA 7-11 by Zoom

The British In Space
Saturday 29th August 2020
Start time : 10:00

Speaker : CAA

The British in Space

It is 50 years (within 4 days!) of the first launch of a satellite by a British rocket. The satellite called Orba or X-2 was a spherical gold plated satellite which was designed to have the decay of it’s orbit measured as the atmosphere began to slow it down before it eventually would burn up. We’ll see what happen to this and other launches, as we examine how Britain fared going into space.

Play the game.

As part of the presentation Brian will be playing all CYA members at once.

Just print off the Black Arrow Game and you'll need need one dice and five smallcounters

Build a Model...

As part of the presentation Brian will be demonstrating how to make the model.

Click here to download the Black Arrow Model

Print the model onto double weight paper 160gm (if possible), all you will need is scissors, a glue stick.

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