Black Arrow was a British satellite carrier rocket. Developed during the 1960s, it was used for four launches between 1969 and 1971.

Black Arrow, a uniquely British satellite launch system that could have helped Britain become a space-faring nation. But Whilst the Americans & Soviets threw billions of dollars & Rubels and the power of the state at the problem of space, the British after WW2 struggled with little money and resources. In 1971 Britain became the 6th country to develop an independent satellite launch system and before the launch was completed the only country to give up on its own system.