RAE (Radiation Astronomy Explorer)
Two NASA satellites that investigated low-frequency radio emissions from the Sun and planets as well as from galactic and extragalactic sources. RAE was a subprogram of the Explorer series.
RAE-1 (Explorer 38)
RAE-2 (Explorer 49)The primary objective of RAE-2 was to measure low-frequency radio noise from galactic and extragalactic sources and from the Sun, Earth, and Jupiter. It was placed into lunar orbit. The experiment complement consisted of two Ryle-Vonberg radiometers, three swept-frequency burst receivers, and an impedance probe for calibration.
Related category SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
Source: Goddard Projects Directory
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