The Copernicus Satellite (OAO-3)
Copernicus, or Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 3 (OAO-3) was a collaborative effort between the USA (NASA) and the UK (SERC). The main experiment on board was the Princeton University UV telescope, but it also carried an X-ray astronomy experiment developed by the University College London/Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : 21 August 1972 - February 1981
Energy Range : 0.5 - 10 keV (X-ray experiment only)
The University College London X-ray Experiment (UCLXE) consisted of 4 co-aligned X-ray detectors
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