Ariel 1 model

    Date
    1962
    Creator - Organisation
    Object type
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (base): 220mm
    diameter (base): 580mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    To size, flight model of the Ariel 1 satellite in profile. The satellite main body comprises a metal cylinder, with four antena extending upward, four solar panels extending downard and four arms, which support a tape recorder and other instrumentation.

    Ariel 1 was the first British satellite, and the first satellite in the Ariel programme. It was constructed in the United States by NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, following an agreement between NASA and the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of the United Kingdom. It was launched in 1962 by a Thor-Delta rocket.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    <The World>
       > North America
          > United States
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18290
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