Ariel V was launched into a low inclination (2.8
degrees) orbit from the San Marco launch platform in the Indian Ocean on 15
October 1974. The mission was a British-USA collaboration. The Science
Research Council managed the project for the UK and GSFC/NASA for the USA.
Ariel V was dedicated to monitoring the X-ray sky with a comprehensive
payload. The mission ended in the spring of 1980.
Lifetime : 15
October 1974 - 14 March 1980 Energy Range :