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Ariel 5

Scout B-1

Science and Engineering Research Council

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Ariel 5

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Ariel is a series of British research satellites. Ariel 5 was a joint British and American space telescope which monitored the sky in the X-ray band.


San Marco platform

Broglio Space Center, Kenya

San Marco platform has witnessed the launch of 9 rockets, including 9 orbital launch attempts, while Broglio Space Center, Kenya, has been the site for 9 rocket launches.

San Marco platform


Vought Scout B-1

The Scout family of rockets were were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages.


Science and Engineering Research Council

The Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and its predecessor the Science Research Council (SRC) were the UK agencies in charge of publicly funded scientific and engineering research activities, including astronomy, biotechnology and biological sciences, space research and particle physics, between 1965 and 1994.

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