Alouette 2
21 Sep 2009



Alouette 2 was a Canadian satellite with a sweep-frequency ionospheric sounder, a VLF receiver, an energetic particle experiment, a cosmic noise experiment, and an electrostatic probe. Operations were terminated in 1975.


​​​​The Alouette space craft


RAL Space Involvement 

Satellite tracking and data acquisition through the RAL Space Ground Station

​Mission Objectives
Measured the topside of the ionosphere

Launch Date
29 Nov 1965

CSA, NASA, Defence Research Board - Defence Research Telecommuncations Establish, Department of Communications/Communications Research Centre, National Research Council of Canada, Physical Research Laboratory, Radio Research Laboratory, Ionospheric Prediction Service, Auroral Observatory​.

Further information

For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries