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David

Darling

SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES

  • ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer)
  • ACRIMSAT (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite)
  • ACTS (Advanced Communications Technology Satellite)
  • ADE (Air Density Explorer)
  • ADEOS (Advanced Earth Observing Satellite)
  • AEM (Applications Explorer Mission)
  • Aeros
  • AIM (Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesophere)
  • Akebono
  • ALEXIS (Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors)
  • Almaz
  • ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite)
  • Alouette
  • AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer)
  • AMPTE (Active Magnetosphere Particle Tracer Explorer)
  • Anik
  • ANS (Astronomische Nederlandse Satelliet)
  • APEX (Athena Precursor Experiment)
  • Aqua
  • Aquarius
  • ARGOS (Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite)
  • Ariel (UK satellites)
  • ARTEMIS (Advanced Relay Technology Mission)
  • ARTV (Advanced Reentry Test Vehicle)
  • Aryabhata
  • ASCA
  • Asterix
  • Astro (shuttle science payload)
  • Astro series (Japan)
  • Astro-E
  • Astro-F
  • Astron
  • Athena
  • ATS (Applications Technology Satellite)
  • Aura
  • Azur

  • Beacon Explorer (BE)
  • Beagle 2
  • BepiColombo
  • BeppoSAX (Satellite per Astronomia a raggi X)
  • Bion series
  • Biosatellite series
  • BIRD (Bi-spectral Infrared Detection satellite)
  • BS- (Broadcasting Satellite)

  • CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Observations)
  • Canyon
  • Cassini
  • Castor and Pollux (French satellites)
  • CATSat (Cooperative Astrophysics and Technology Satellite)
  • CERISE (Characterisation de l'Environment Radio-electrique par un Instrument Spatial Embarque)
  • Chalet/Vortex
  • CHAMP (Challenging Minisatellite Payload)
  • Champollion
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
  • CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite)
  • CHIPSat
  • CINDI (Coupled Ion-Neutral Dynamics Investigations)
  • Clementine
  • CloudSat
  • Cluster
  • COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer)
  • COMETS (Communications and Broadcasting Experimental Test Satellite)
  • Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory
  • Constellation-X
  • CONTOUR
  • Copernicus Observatory (OAO-3)
  • Coriolis
  • Corona
  • Coronas
  • COROT
  • Corsa-A
  • COS-B
  • Cosmos spacecraft
  • Courier
  • CRRES (Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite)
  • CS- (Communications Satellite)
  • Curiosity mission diary

  • Darwin
  • Dawn
  • Deep Impact
  • Deep Space 1
  • Denpa
  • Discovery Program
  • DME (Direct Measurement Explorer)
  • DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)
  • DODGE (Department Of Defense Gravity Experiment)
  • DRTS (Data Relay Test Satellite)
  • DSCS (Defense Satellite Communications System)
  • Dynamics Explorer

  • Early Bird
  • Earth Probes
  • Echo
  • EchoStar
  • ECS (Experimental Communications Satellite)
  • Eddington
  • Efir
  • EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service)
  • EGS (Experimental Geodetic Satellite)
  • Einstein Observatory (HEAO-2)
  • Ekran
  • Ekspress
  • Elektron
  • Envisat
  • EO (Earth Observing) satellites
  • Eole
  • EORSAT (ELINT Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite)
  • EOS (Earth Observing System)
  • Equator-S
  • ERBE (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment)
  • ERBS (Earth Radiation Budget Satellite)
  • ERS (Earth Resources Satellite)
  • ERS (Environmental Research Satellite)
  • ESSP (Earth System Science Pathfinder) Program
  • Etalon
  • ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)
  • Eumetsat (European Meteorological Satellite Organisation)
  • Europa future probes
  • Europa Orbiter
  • Eutelsat
  • ExoMars
  • Exos series (Japan)
  • Exosat
  • Explorer
  • Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE)

  • FAME (Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer)
  • FAST (Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer)
  • fastest spacecraft
  • firsts in spaceflight
  • FLTSATCOM (Fleet Satellite Communications)
  • Fobos
  • FOBS (Fractional Orbital Bombardment System)
  • FORTE (Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events)
  • Foton
  • France 1
  • FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer)

  • GAIA (Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics)
  • Galaxy satellite series
  • GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer)
  • Galileo (spacecraft)
  • Galileo Europa Mission (GEM)
  • Galileo satellite navigation system
  • Gamma (Soviet orbiting telescope)
  • Garuda
  • GCOM (Global Change Observing Mission)
  • Genesis
  • geodesy satellites
  • Geo-IK
  • GEOS (Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite)
  • Geosat
  • Geotail
  • GFO (Geosat Follow-On)
  • GFZ-1 (GeoForschungsZentrum)
  • GIFTS (Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer)
  • Ginga
  • Giotto (comet probe)
  • GLAST (Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope)
  • Globalstar
  • GLOMR (Global Low Orbiting Message Relay)
  • GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
  • GMS (Geosynchronous Meteorological Satellite)
  • GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
  • GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer)
  • GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)
  • GOMS (Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite)
  • Gonets
  • Gorizont
  • GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • GRAB
  • GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment)
  • GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory)
  • Granat
  • Grand Tour
  • Gravity Probe A
  • Gravity Probe B
  • Great Observatories
  • Gurwin

  • Hagoromo
  • Hakucho
  • HALCA (Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy)
  • Hayabusa (MUSES-C)
  • HCMM (Heat Capacity Mapping Mission)
  • HEAO (High Energy Astrophysics Observatory)
  • Helios (French reconnaissance satellites)
  • Helios (German solar satellites)
  • HEOS (Highly Eccentric Orbiting Satellite)
  • Herschel Space Observatory
  • HETE (High Energy Transient Experiment)
  • Highwater
  • Hinode (Solar-B)
  • Hinotori
  • Hipparcos
  • Hiten
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Huygens

  • IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer)
  • IBSS (Infrared Background Signature Survey)
  • ICE (International Cometary Explorer)
  • ICESat (Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite)
  • ICO
  • IDCSP (Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program)
  • IEH (International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker)
  • Ikonos
  • IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration)
  • IMEWS (Integrated Missile Early Warning Satellite)
  • IMP (Interplanetary Monitoring Platform)
  • Inflatable Antenna Experiment (IAE)
  • infrared astronomy satellites
  • Inmarsat
  • InSight
  • Inspector
  • INTEGRAL (International Gamma-ray Astrophysics Laboratory)
  • Intelsat
  • Interbol
  • Intercosmos
  • International Geophysical Year (IGY)
  • International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE)
  • Interstellar Precursor Mission
  • Interstellar Probe Mission
  • interstellar probes
  • IRAS (InfraRed Astronomy Satellite)
  • Iridium
  • IRS (Indian Remote Sensing satellite)
  • IRSI (Infrared Space Interferometer)
  • IRTS (Infrared Telescope in Space)
  • ISEE (International Sun-Earth Explorer)
  • ISIS (International Satellites for Ionospheric Studies)
  • ISO (Infrared Space Observatory)
  • ISS (Ionospheric Sounding Satellite)
  • ITOS (Improved TIROS Operating System)

  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • Japanese satellite names
  • Japanese spacecraft
  • JAS (Japanese Amateur Satellite)
  • Jason
  • JAWSAT
  • JERS (Japanese Earth Resources Satellite)
  • Jikiken
  • JIMO (Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter)
  • Jumpseat

  • Kepler
  • Key Hole (KH)
  • Korabl-Sputnik
  • Kupon
  • Kyokko

  • LACE (Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment)
  • Lacrosse
  • Lageos (Laser Geodynamics Satellite)
  • Landsat
  • LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite)
  • LDEF (Long Duration Exposure Facility)
  • Leasat (Leased Satellite)
  • LES (Lincoln Experimental Satellite)
  • Life Finder (LF)
  • LiPS (Living Plume Shield)
  • LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna)
  • Losat-X (Low Altitude Satellite Experiment)
  • Luch
  • Luna
  • Lunar Orbiter series
  • Lunar Prospector
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • Lunar-A
  • Lunokhod

  • MABES (Magnetic Bearing Satellite)
  • MACSAT (Multiple Access Communications Satellite)
  • Magellan
  • Magnum
  • Magsat (Magnetic Field Satellite)
  • MAP (Microwave Anisotropy Probe)
  • MARECS
  • Mariner series
  • Mariner 2
  • Mariner 9
  • Mars, series of Soviet probes
  • Mars, unmanned spacecraft (complete list)
  • Mars 1969 A/B
  • Mars 96
  • Mars Climate Observer
  • Mars Exploration Rovers
  • Mars Express
  • Mars Global Surveyor
  • Mars Microprobe Mission
  • Mars Observer
  • Mars Odyssey
  • Mars Pathfinder
  • Mars Phoenix Lander
  • Mars Polar Lander
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • Mars Science Laboratory
  • Mars Scout
  • MDS (Mission Demonstration test Satellite)
  • Mentor
  • Mercury-ELINT
  • MESSENGER
  • Meteor
  • Meteosat
  • MetOp (Meteorological Operational) satellites
  • MicroLab
  • MicroSat
  • MIDAS (Missile Defense Alarm System)
  • MIDEX (Medium-class Explorer)
  • Mightysat
  • Milstar
  • MiniSat
  • Miranda
  • Mission of Opportunity
  • Molniya
  • Moon, unmanned missions
  • Morelos
  • MOS (Marine Observation Satellite)
  • MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars)
  • MSX (Midcourse Space Experiment)
  • MTI (Multispectral Thermal Imager)
  • Munin
  • MUSES series
  • MUSES-C (Hayabusa)
  • Myojo

  • Nadezhda
  • NATO (satellites)
  • Nauka
  • NAVSTAR (Navigation Satellite Time and Ranging)
  • NEAR-Shoemaker
  • Neptune missions
  • New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission
  • New Millennium Interferometer
  • New Millennium Program
  • NGST (Next Generation Space Telescope)
  • Nimbus
  • Nimiq
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • NOSS (Naval Ocean Surveillance Satellite)
  • Nova
  • Nozomi
  • NUSAT (Northern Utah Satellite)
  • NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)

  • OAO (Orbiting Astronomical Observatory)
  • ODERACS (Orbital Debris Radar Calibration Sphere)
  • Ofeq
  • OFO (Orbiting Frog Otolith)
  • OGO (Orbiting Geophysical Observatory)
  • Ohzora
  • OICETS (Optical Inter-orbit Communications Engineering Test Satellite)
  • Okean
  • Oko
  • Olympus
  • OPAL (Orbiting PicoSat Launcher)
  • Orbcomm
  • OrbView
  • Orlets
  • Ørsted
  • OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite for Communication by Amateur Radio)
  • OSO (Orbiting Solar Observatory)
  • Osumi

  • PAET (Planetary Atmospheric Entry Test)
  • Pageos (Passive GEOS)
  • Palapa
  • PARASOL
  • Parus
  • Pegasus satellites
  • PFS (Particles and Fields Subsatellite)
  • Philae
  • Phoenix Mission
  • Pioneer series
  • Pioneer 6
  • Pioneer 7
  • Pioneer 8
  • Pioneer 9
  • Pioneer 10
  • Pioneer 11
  • Planck
  • Planet series (Japan)
  • Planet Imager
  • PMG (Plasma Motor/Generator)
  • POES (Polar Operational Environmental Satellite)
  • Polar
  • Polar BEAR (Polar Beacon Experiment and Auroral Research)
  • Polyot
  • Potok
  • Prognoz
  • Prospector
  • Prospero

  • QuikScat (Quick Scatterometer) satellite
  • QuikTOMS (Quick Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer) satellite

  • RADARSAT
  • Radose
  • Raduga
  • RAE (Radiation Astronomy Explorer)
  • Ranger series
  • Reentry (test program)
  • Reentry Flight Demonstrator (RFD)
  • Relay
  • Resurs
  • REX (Radiation Experiment)
  • RHESSI (Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager)
  • Rhyolite/Aquacade
  • RME (Relay Mirror Experiment)
  • Rohini
  • Romb
  • RORSAT (Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite)
  • ROSAT
  • Rosetta
  • RXTE (Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer)
  • Ryusei

  • SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment)
  • Sakigake
  • Samos
  • SAMPEX (Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer)
  • San Marco (satellites)
  • SARSAT (Search and Rescue Satellites)
  • SAS (Small Astronomy Satellite)
  • Satcom
  • SB-WASS (Wide Area Surveillance Satellite)
  • SCATHA (Spacecraft Charging At High Altitudes)
  • SCORE
  • Scout Program
  • SDS (Satellite Data System)
  • Seasat
  • Seastar/SeaWiFS
  • Seawinds
  • SECOR (Sequential Collation of Range)
  • SEDS (Small Expendable-tether Deployer System)
  • SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer)
  • Sfera
  • SFU (Space Flyer Unit)
  • Shinsei
  • SIM PlanetQuest
  • Skynet
  • SMART-1
  • SME (Solar Mesosphere Explorer)
  • SMEX (Small Explorer)
  • SMM (Solar Maximum Mission)
  • SMS (Synchronous Meteorological Satellite)
  • SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power)
  • SNAPSHOT
  • SNOE (Student Nitric Oxide Explorer)
  • SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)
  • Sojourner
  • Solar Connections Initiative
  • Solar- (Japanese satellites)
  • Solar-B
  • Solrad (Solar Radiation program)
  • Solwind
  • SORCE (Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment)
  • Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)
  • Space Technology 5
  • SPARCLE (Space Readiness Coherent Lidar Experiment)
  • Spartan 201
  • SPAS (Shuttle Pallet Satellite)
  • Spectrum-X-Gamma
  • Spitzer Space Telescope
  • SPOT (Satellite Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre)
  • Sputnik
  • Squanto Terror
  • SROSS (Stretched Rohini Satellite Series)
  • SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission)
  • SS (Scientific Satellite)
  • SSS (Small Scientific Satellite)
  • Stacksat
  • Stardust
  • Starfish
  • STARSHINE (Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Equipment)
  • Stella
  • STEDI (Student Explorer Demonstration Initiative)
  • STENTOR (Satellite de T�l�communications pour Exp�riences de Nouvelles Technologies en Orbite)
  • STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory)
  • STEX (Space Technology Experiments)
  • STRV (Space Technology Research Vehicle)
  • Suisei
  • SURFSAT (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Satellite)
  • Surveyor series
  • Surveyor 3
  • Swarm (spacecraft)
  • SWAS (Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite)
  • Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Explorer
  • Syncom

  • Taifun
  • Taiyo
  • Tansei
  • TAU (Thousand Astronomical Unit) mission
  • TDRSS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System)
  • Teledesic
  • Telstar series
  • Tenma
  • Terra
  • Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
  • TERRIERS (Tomographic Experiment using Radiative Recombinative Ionospheric EUV and Radio Sources)
  • THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interaction during Substorms)
  • THOR (Tracing Habitability, Organics, and Resources)
  • Timation
  • TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetic Dynamics satellite
  • TiPS (Tether Physics and Survivability satellite)
  • TIROS (Television Infrared Observation System)
  • TIROS Operational System (TOS)
  • TOMS (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer)
  • TOPEX-Poseidon
  • Tournesol
  • TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer)
  • Transit
  • Triana
  • TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission)
  • Trumpet
  • Tselina
  • Tsikada
  • TSS (Tethered Satellite System)
  • TWINS (Two-wide Angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometer)

  • UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)
  • UFO (UHF Follow-On) satellites
  • Uhuru (SAS-1)
  • Ulysses
  • UnEX (University-class Explorer)
  • Uosat

  • Vanguard
  • VCL (Vegetation Canopy Lidar)
  • Vega 1 and 2
  • Vela
  • Vela, Advanced
  • Venera
  • Venus Express
  • Venus probes (complete list)
  • Viking 1 and 2
  • Voyager 1
  • Voyager 2
  • Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM)

  • West Ford
  • Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
  • Wind
  • WIRE (Wide-field Infrared Explorer)
  • WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)
  • WRESAT (Weapons Research Establishment Satellite)

  • XMM-Newton Observatory
  • X-ray astronomy satellites

  • Yantar
  • Yohkoh

  • Zond