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Ariel 2



Ariel 2 was launched from the Wallops Flight Facility using a Scout 25 rocket. It carried 3 British experiments to measure galactic radio noise.

Alternate Names

  • S 52
  • S 52A
  • UK-C
  • UK 2
  • 00771

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-03-27
Launch Vehicle: Scout
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 68.0 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)
  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Astronomy
  • Planetary Science
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office.



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Emil W. HymowitzProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
Dr. Lawrence DunkelmanProject ScientistNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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