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

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
Measuring galactic radio noise

Launch Date
27 Mar 1964

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

Further information
NASA​


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