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Ariel 6

Scout D-1

Science and Engineering Research Council

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ariel 6

Type: Astrophysics

Ariel is a series of British research satellites. Ariel 6 primary experiment was a cosmic ray detector. Satellite also carried X-ray telescopes.

Location

Launch Area 3A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

74 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Launch Area 3A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Scout D-1 – Vought

  • Family: Scout
  • Length: 25 m
  • Diameter: 1.14 m
  • Launch Mass: 20 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 183 kg

The Scout D-1 was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1972-08-13. Scout D-1 has 16 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 16 launches. 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.

Agency

Science and Engineering Research Council – SERC

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: SERC
  • Founded: 1965
  • Country: GBR

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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