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Ariel 6

Scout D-1

Science and Engineering Research Council

Launch Status


Ariel 6

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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


Launch Area 3A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 3A has witnessed the launch of 18 rockets, including 13 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 78 rocket launches.

Launch Area 3A


Vought Scout D-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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