Ariel 2
21 Sep 2009
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Ariel 2, a British satellite, was the first satellite to be used for radio astronomy. It was launched on a Scout X-3 rocket in America by NASA.

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​​Production photo of the Ariel 2 satellite

NASA

RAL Space Involvement 

Ground station

Mission Objectives 

To measure vertical distribution of ozone in the upper atmosphere, measure galactic radio noise, and detect micrometeoroids encountered by the satellite.​

Launch Date 

27 Mar 1964

Partners

NASA, University of Cambridge, Meteorological Office, University of Kent​

Further information 

NASA​

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