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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

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

Launch Area 3A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Agency

Science and Engineering Research Council

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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