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Space Launches by Great Britain
Great Britain and Australia tested rockets on the firing range at Woomera, Australia, from the end of World War II through the 1970's.
On October 28, 1971, Great Britain became the sixth nation to launch an artificial moon to orbit above Earth. The satellite, named Black Knight 1, rode to orbit atop a rocket called Black Arrow in a launch from Woomera.
U.S. military satellite receiving stations dot the globe, including a secret listening post at Menwith Hill, Great Britain.
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