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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
   • Corsa-B
   • COS-B
   • Cosmos spacecraft
   • Courier
   • CRAF (Comet Rendezvous/Asteroid Flyby)
   • CRRES (Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite)
   • CS- (Communications Satellite)
   • Curiosity mission diary

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

   • Early Bird
   • Earth Probes
   • Echo
   • EchoStar
   • ECS (European Space Agency Communications Satellite)
   • 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)
   • GARP (Global Atmospheric Research Project)
   • Garuda
   • GCOM (Global Change Observing Mission)
   • Geizer
   • Genesis
   • geodesy satellites
   • Geo-IK
   • GEOS (Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite)
   • Geosat
   • Geotail
   • Get-Away Special
   • 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
   • HESSI (High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager)
   • 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)
   • IEOS (International Earth Observing System)
   • 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
   • Insat
   • 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)
   • Lewis and Clark
   • 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
   • Lunik
   • Lunokhod

   • MABES (Magnetic Bearing Satellite)
   • MACSAT (Multiple Access Communications Satellite)
   • Magellan
   • Magnetosphere Probe
   • 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
   • Mars Surveyor 98
   • 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)
   • MOUSE (Minimum Orbital Unmanned Satellite of the Earth)
   • 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
   • NGSS (Next Generation Sky Survey)
   • 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
   • Orbiter, Project
   • 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
   • Pluto-Kuiper Express
   • 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)
   • SMEX lite
   • 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 Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
   • 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 Télécommunications pour Expériences 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

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