Australia rocket campaigns in 1965, 1968/69 and 1971

Originally Skylark rockets were launched only from Woomera, South Australia. In later days with the formation of the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO, now ESA, the European Space Agency) the number of launch sites expanded. In the early days the payloads were prepared at RAE Farnborough; later this was done at the British Aircraft Corporation (and its latter named companies) which became the main contractor for the Skylark programme at Filton, Bristol.

Unfortunately no 'un-official' photographs are available since no personal cameras were allowed at the 'Range Head'.

Skylark instrument plate

Skylark instrument bay with plate mounted

Skylark launch area at Woomera

Skylark launch at Woomera

Skylark recovery