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  Blue Streak missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Streak would have become the first stage of a projected all British satellite launcher known as Black Prince, the second stage was derived from the Black Knight test vehicle, and the orbital injection stage was a small hydrogen peroxide/kerosene motor.
The Blue Streak first stage was successfully tested three times at the Woomera test range in Australia as part of the ELDO programme.
Following the cancellation of the Blue Streak project one of the remaining rockets was preserved and this now forms one of the major centrepieces on display at the National Space Centre in Leicester, England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blue_Streak_missile   (938 words)

 Blue Streak
A Blue Streak on the pad at Woomera.
Blue Streak would be the equivalent of the American Atlas missile, which in its launcher incarnation would launch the Mercury manned flights, and of which versions are still launching commercial satellites today.
Blue Streak was to be replaced as Britain's nuclear deterrent by the American Skybolt Air Launched Ballistic Missile, which was itself eventually cancelled.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/6133/bluestreak.html   (749 words)

 Blue Streak missile: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Blue Streak missile was a British[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] ballistic missile ballistic missile quick summary:
A ballistic missile is a missile, usually with no wings or fins, with a prescribed course that cannot be altered after the missile has burned its fuel, whereafter...
An intercontinental ballistic missile, or icbm, is a long-range ballistic missile using a ballistic trajectory involving a significant ascent and descent,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blue_streak_missile.htm   (1884 words)

 AGM-48 Skybolt - TheBestLinks.com - B-52 Stratofortress, Blue Streak missile, Blue Steel missile, General Electric, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Not only was the missile long overdue and overbudget, but the limited land area available on the British isles meant that it would be fairly easy for the USSR to find, and thus attack, the silos.
This meant that their Blue Steel II standoff missile would also be able to be replaced as well.
The missile was fitted with a tailcone to reduce drag while on the pylon, which was ejected shortly after being dropped from the plane.
www.thebestlinks.com /Skybolt.html   (638 words)

 Blue Streak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Streak (film) - staring Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson
Blue Streak, a roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio
The Blue Streak (Newspaper), the school paper at The Charter School of Wilmington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blue_Streak   (107 words)

 Missile silo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A missile silo is an underground vertical cylindrical container for the storage and launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
The missile silo was first suggested in the 1950s in the United Kingdom as a suitable housing for Blue Streak missiles.
Only one test missile silo was built in the UK at RAF Spadeadam and with the cancellation of the Blue Streak project in 1960 the UK ICBM nuclear missile capability was transferred to submarines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Missile_silo   (616 words)

 British Rockets and Satellite Launchers.
Blue Streak was conceived in 1954, and six years and sixty million pounds later, was cancelled as a weapons system without even a prototype being built and tested.
Blue Streak was designed to take two RZ 2 engines in the motor bay, which was designated the RZ 12, and double engine testing was started in March 1960 - which was to be an ominous date for the project.
But then there was the problem of what to do with Blue Streak, as it was now in an advanced state of development, with a large number of jobs at stake, as well as the effect that the cancellation would have on the main contractors, de Havilland.
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 Blue Streak
Blue Streak was designed to deliver a two-ton nuclear payload over a range of 4,500 km – a capability similar to that of the American Atlas.
But then, on Apr. 13, 1960, the British government decided to cancel the Blue Streak ICBM project and, subsequently, proposed to other European countries that it be used as the first stage of a space launcher.
With additional stages Blue Streak was then developed into the Europa launcher for the European Launcher Development Organisation, ELDO.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/B/Blue_Streak.html   (264 words)

 V bomber - TheBestLinks.com - Aircraft, Bomber, Blue Streak missile, Blue Steel missile, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
V bomber, Aircraft, Bomber, Blue Streak missile, Blue Steel missile, Missile...
Although, even at the time there were those who could see that guided missiles would at some time in the future make such aircraft vulnerable, but development of such missiles was proving difficult, and fast and high-flying bombers were likely to serve for years before there was a need for something better.
After the failed Blue Streak missile program and the cancellation of the American Skybolt and British Blue Steel Mk.
www.thebestlinks.com /V_bomber.html   (662 words)

 Making the Modern World - Space: The final frontier?
Nevertheless, some years later Blue Streak was indeed pressed into space service as part of a pan-European project to build a satellite launch vehicle called Europa.
Four years ago, Blue Streak was a medium range ballistic missile that had just been cancelled at fantastic cost.
Blue Streak was cancelled as a weapons system in April 1960.
makingthemodernworld.org.uk /stories/defiant_modernism/05.ST.07?scene=5   (913 words)

 Waverider: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In the 1950s the British started a space program based around the Blue Streak missile (Blue Streak missile: the blue streak missile was a british ballistic missile development programme of the...
In 1960 work on the Blue Streak was canceled as the missile was seen as being obsolete before it could enter service.
The first stage was built on an expanded Blue Steel, the second a waverider, and the third a nuclear-powered manned stage.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/waverider   (2292 words)

 Resolution Class Ballistic Missile Submarines
While America would supply the missiles, the launch tubes and the fire control system, the warheads and submarines would have to be British made.
Each Polaris missile was housed in its own launch tube, which were arrange in two rows of eight behind the fin.
The internal guidance system would position the missile on its course, and the second stage would fall away leaving the re-entry body (carrying the warheads) to follow the course to the target.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Postwar/Submarines/polaris.htm   (1713 words)

 Black Prince   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Black Prince project originated in 1959, when Dr. Geoffry Pardoe and the Blue Streak missile team at Farnborough were given permission by the British government to give a lecture on a possible Blue Streak-based launcher.
The design, which had been considered by Blue Streak researchers for several years, consisted of a Blue Streak first stage, a Black Knight second stage, and a military solid rocket as a third stage.
All this changed, though, on the 13 April 1960, when Blue Streak was cancelled as a weapon.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/6133/blackprince.html   (421 words)

 ufo - UFOS at close sight: The Solway Firth photograph, 1964
Prior to the test firing of an earlier "Blue Streak" rocket, observers stationed 100 miles down range called to tell Tom that there was a "light" heading his way at incredible speed, towards restricted air space.
Jim Templeton then also discovered that Blue Streak rockets were being manufactured in the UK at Spadeadam, a location several miles away from Burgh Marsh on the Carlisle to Newcastle road.
After the cancellation as a weapon, Blue Streak missiles - or more accurately, rockets - were the backbone of the ELDO project, a European space initiave by the U-K. The Blue Streak rocket was transported by ship from Spadeadam, U-K, to Woomera, Australia.
ufologie.net /htm/solwayfirth64.htm   (2042 words)

 Vol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The missile was identified as an SS-1C, which the Pentagon has designated as a Scud B. Transfers of missiles like the Scud B, with a range of 186 miles, are banned under the international export agreement known as the Missile Technology Control Regime.
After examining the missile, customs agents called the ATF and were surprised to learn that an ATF license had been issued for the missile importation.> "We thought they were nuts," said one official close to the case.
The chassis of the missile's launcher was identified as a MAZ-543 truck used commonly by the former Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces for short-range missiles.
www.wlhoward.com /bulletins/tib598.htm   (7255 words)

 Missles, Bombs, and Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The missile was only 0.3% of the weight of the bomber, but it had the equipment which permitted it to duplicate both the flight characteristics and the radar appearance of the B-52 on the enemy scopes.
The missile, Hound Dog, was a much larger weapon, intended for stand-off use as an air-to-surface attack missile.
The missile can be operated in a semi-ballistic mode, where it is launched and flies in an arching trajectory, much like an artillery shell, to the target.
www.k12.nf.ca /sptech/projects/aviation/boeing/misslesbombsandguns.html   (986 words)

 Folkingham's deadly secret article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In all, there were 60 American manufactured Thor missiles under the control of specially formed RAF squadrons, in this case 223 (SM) which stood for Strategic Missile, filling in for the indigenous Blue Streak missile programme that had been cancelled.
Then at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962, 59 of the 60 Thors were placed on 15-minute readiness, stood on their launch pads, fuelled and prepared for firing.
After the Cuban missile crisis, the Thors were withdrawn from Britain as part of the secret superpower horse-trading which aimed to achieve a measure of strategic stability, although it is fair to say that they would have gone anyway.
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 Submarine launched ballistic missile - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Submarine launched ballistic missiles or SLBM's are ballistic missiles delivering nuclear weapons that are launched from submarines.
Modern variants usually deliver multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) each of which carries a warhead and allows a single launched missile to strike a handful of targets.
The ballistic missile submarines had great strategical importance for the USA and Soviet Union during the cold war, as they could hide from satellite surveillance and fire their nuclear weapons without much warning, even close to the opponent's coast.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /sl/SLBM.html   (103 words)

 The Sons Of Big Boss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
By the 1960s, however, new rockets had been developed—Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)—which expanded their scale of potential attack to the entire globe, making it so that the forces for a nuclear attack could be kept in areas geographically quite distant from their targets (such as the American Midwest or the Russian Urals).
It had been made clear that with their missiles, bombers, submarines, and computerized firing systems, the escalation of any situation to armageddon could be done far easier than anybody desired.
Ballistic missile systems, based on designs used by Germany under Wernher von Braun (specifically the V2 rocket), were developed by both American and Soviet teams (in the case of U.S., effort was directed by the captured German scientists and engineers).
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 Black Knight
An experimental rocket built by Britain to support the development of its Blue Streak ballistic missile.
As in the case of all large British rockets, except for Blue Streak, it was powered by a mixture of kerosene and hydrogen peroxide – the same liquid propellant used by the German World War II Messerschmitt 262 interceptor.
On Sep. 7, 1958, Black Knight 01 took off from Woomera and reached what was then a new record altitude of 564 km – an impressive achievement considering that the first Soviet and American satellites, Sputnik 1 and Explorer 1, had already been launched.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/B/Black_Knight.html   (463 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The missile is incapable of supporting it;s own weight.
In operation it would be supported and given rigidity by the pressurixed fuel and oxidiser tanks.
In the centre it is both hung and stretched by various supporting structures and wires.
www.northstarrocketry.org.uk /outings/nsc/tower/cnv00018.html   (40 words)

 Re: Curse a blue streak.
This would result in "cursing a blue streak".
As "Blue Streak" was an expensive bomber-delivered (nuclear?) missile programme in the 50s-60s - to have one fall either on one's home or foot would be a catastrophe, as would paying for one out of one's pay if one went astray during a routine stock-audit.
It would be no surprise if somebody then cursed a blue streak.
www.phrases.org.uk /bulletin_board/22/messages/297.html   (123 words)

 DVD Booty - Blue Streak
In Blue Streak, Lawrence plays a jewel thief who plants a stolen diamond in the...
Martin Lawrence can certainly talk a blue streak (witness his concert...
Some considered the cancellation of Blue Streak to be not only a blow to British...
www.dvdbooty.com /dvds/blue-streak   (218 words)

 Wolseley 24/80 and Austin Freeway - How to tune the Blue Streak engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In its finalised form the strictly bolt-on kit pushes the Blue Streak's power up to 97bhp at 4500rpm (an increase of 27 percent over stock) and torque is raised to 132 ft/Ib at 2750rpm (or 7.3 percent better than standard).
These give 8.3 to 1 (7.7 to 1 is standard for the Blue Streak) which is about the highest practical ratio with our premium grade petrol.
Once the Blue Streak's output is taken beyond 100bhp it is advisable to replace the original diaphragm type clutch with the conventional type from the MGA 1600.
www.users.bigpond.com /jimjarron/blue_streak.html   (1299 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Britain's first space pioneers
The cancellation of the Blue Streak ballistic missile programme, in 1960, meant the project was starved of funds.
The idea was to develop Blue Streak into a civilian satellite launcher instead.
The saddest fact, which you do not bring out in your article was that at the time Blue Streak was the most efficient launcher ever developed and had been very reliable up to the time that the first Prospero launch failed.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/3388535.stm   (2207 words)

The most prominent pieces of work are the Black Knight and Blue Streak missile programs.
The Blue Streak, now in development, is a ballistic missile to be stored and fired from underground, with a range reported to be well over 2,000 miles.
A combination of Blue Streak and Black Knight could launch a satellite weighing as much as 1,000 pounds.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/conghand/astother.htm   (557 words)

 National Archives Learning Curve | Cold War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Britain's early nuclear deterrent was the Blue Steel nuclear bomb which was designed to be dropped by Vulcan and Victor bombers.
By the end of the 1950s Britain was developing the Blue Streak nuclear missile to replace the nuclear bombers.
In the end, Britain opted for submarine based nuclear missiles as the most powerful and cost effective form of nuclear weapons.
www.learningcurve.gov.uk /coldwar/G5/cs1/s3_u.htm   (198 words)

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