Ariel 3
21 Sep 2009



Ariel 3 was the first all-British satellite to be launched. It conducted five experiments, including measuring galactic noise, electron temperatures and oxygen distribution in the Earth's atmosphere.

Black & white photo of two men looking at a model of Ariel 3.

​​​​​Ariel 3

​​​​​RAL Space Involvement

Ground station

Mission Objectives
To extend the previous UK satellite investigations in space.

Launch Date
5 May 1967

​NASA, University College London, University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, Meteorological Office, Australian Weapons Research Establishment, The ATLAS Laboratory, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield​, 

Further Information


​For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries

Contact: RAL Space Enquiries