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Ariel 2

Scout X-3

Science and Engineering Research Council

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ariel 2

Type: Astrophysics

Ariel is a series of British research satellites. Ariel 2 was designed to carry out radio astronomy experiments and was used to measure galactic radio noise.

Location

Launch Area 3

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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

Launch Area 3, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Scout X-3 – Vought

Family: Scout
Length: 24 m
Diameter: 1.01 m
Launch Mass: 17 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 87 kg

The Scout X-3 was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1962-12-16. Scout X-3 has 4 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 5 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

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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