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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)
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
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)
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

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
Eutelsat
ExoMars
Exos series (Japan)
Exosat
Explorer
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE)

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 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)
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)
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)
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
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
New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission
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)
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 series
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
Skynet
SMART-1
SME (Solar Mesosphere Explorer)
SMEX (Small Explorer)
SMM (Solar Maximum Mission)
SMS (Synchronous Meteorological Satellite)
SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) and 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 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
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
Venera
Venus Express
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