US Space Science JAPANESE

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1. Scientific Satellites

US first satellite Explorer 1

On 1 Jan. 1958, US launched Explorer 1 by Jupiter C launch vehicle as world third satellite.

1958-001A

(Poland, 1963, SC#1180)

Explorer 6

On 7 Aug. 1959, US launched Explorer 6 by Thor Able 3 launch vehicle.


1959-004A

Manama=area of United Arab Emirates, 1972)

Pioneer 5
Pioneer 5 was launched on 11th March 1960 by Thor Able Launch Vehicle.

1960-001A

 
(Sharjah=area of United Arab Emirates, 1964, SC#44)

Explorer 12
Explorer 13 was launched on 16th August 1961 by Delta Launch Vehicle.

1961-020A

 
(Sharjah, 1964, SC#46)

Explorer 13
Explorer 13 was launched on 25th August 1961 by Scout Launch Vehicle.

1961-022A

 
(Sharjah, 1964, SC#45)

Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO)
First OSO was launched on 7th March 1962 by Delta Launch Vehicle.

1962-006A

 
(Sharjah, 1964, SC#48)

2. Astronomy Satellites

Orbiting Astronomy Observatory (OAO)
First OAO was launched on 8th April 1966 by Atlas Launch Vehicle.

1966-031A

 
(Sharjah, 1964, SC#42)

Hubble Telescope (HST)

1990-037B
Launch Date : 1990/4/24


(Left : USA, 1981, SC#1919)
Right : USA, 2000)
Einstein and Hubble Telescope





(South Africa)
Imaging of Universe by Hubble Telescope
Ring Nebula Lagoon Nebula Egg Nebula Galaxy NGC 1316 Eagle Nebula
(USA, 2000)
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory(GRO)

GRO was launched by Space Shuttle.

1991-027B
Launch Date : 1991/4/5

(Germany, 1999, SC#B859)
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