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Ariel 6

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Ariel-6

Mission
Ariel-6

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

Subject
Astronomy

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

Launch Date
2 June 1979

Contact
Richard Holdaway

Current Phase
Past

Description 
Carrying three scientific instruments: one a cosmic ray experiment and two were X-Ray experiments.

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


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