Launch of the British Ariel 6 satellite, 2nd June 1979.
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Launch of the British Ariel 6 satellite, 2nd June 1979.

NASA

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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The last in the series of purely British scientific satellites, Ariel 6 was launched by a Scout rocket from the Wallops Island launch site, Virginia. It returned detailed data on 30 X-ray sources and on ultra-heavy cosmic ray particles before being shut down in February 1982.
 

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