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Galactic Radio Noise Sources

NSSDCA ID: 1967-042A-02

Mission Name: Ariel 3
Principal Investigator:Prof. F. Graham Smith


The purpose of this experiment was to map large-scale noise sources in the galaxy using loop antennas connected to a swept-frequency receiver covering 2 to 4.3 MHz. For a description of this experiment, see F. G. Smith and P. C. Gregory, "The Ariel III cosmic radio noise experiment," Proc. Roy. Soc. A, v. 311, pp. 517-525, 1969.

Alternate Names

  • Ariel3/GalacticRadioNoiseSources

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)


  • Astronomy: Radio

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. F. Graham SmithPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Cambridge
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