OAO-3 (Copernicus)
21 Sep 2009
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Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 3 (OAO-3) was a collaborative effort between the USA (NASA) and the UK (SERC). It had three X-ray telescopes that measured celestial X-ray sources.

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RAL Space Involvement
Satellite operations at Goddard Space Flight Centre.

Subject
Astronomy

Main Objectives
To observe the celestial sphere from above the earth's atmosphere.

Launch Date
21 Aug 1972

Partners
NASA, SERC, Princeton University, ​University College, London​

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



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