Ariel 5
21 Sep 2009
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Ariel 5 carried six experiments including research into X-rays and photons. It confirmed theory by observing a black hole, this was the first time mankind ever had proof of their existence

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​​​Ariel 5

 
​RAL Space Involvement

Project management, operations, ground-system hardware and software for planning, data processing

Subject
X-ray ​Astronomy

Main Objectives
Monitoring the X-ray sky with a comprehensive payload

Launch Date
15 Oct 1974

Partners
British Aircraft Corp, NASA, University of Birmingham, UCL, University of Leicester​, Imperial College

Further Project Information
NASA (link opens in a new window)


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