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UK celebrates 50 in Space

The UK is celebrating 50 years in space. Ariel 1 was the first satellite to be designed and operated by the UK. It was launched on 26 April 1962 Ariel-1 in cooperation with NASA. The Ariel programme which lasted for several years, with the subsequent launch of Ariel 2 through 6, set the field for several areas of space exploration, like X-ray astronomy, space dust research, space based radio astronomy, solar radiation detection and much more.  You can read more about the history of UK in Space here

Watch the video ’50 years of the UK in space,’ by the UK Space agency

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