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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:33 am 
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The ESA is to build a space telescope to study 1,000 exoplanets. The Ariel Space Telescope is due to be launched in 2028, and British scientists will play a leading role in studying the atmospheres of the exoplanets.
Ariel will carry out the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheric chemistry.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:33 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:53 am 
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U.K. satellites:
1962 omicron 1: Ariel 1
1964-15A: Ariel 2
1967-42A: Ariel 3
1971-109A Ariel 4
1974-77A: Ariel 5
1979-47A: Ariel 6

So ESA decide to call their mission: Ariel.

They did the same thing with "Geos". The USA already had three satellites
called 'Geos' in orbit, when ESA launched a satellite and named it 'Geos'.

ESA clearly have no imagination; it's not as though there aren't many
European scientists (past and present) whose names could be suitable for
this probe.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:57 pm 
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I couldn’t agree more Stella.
I would have suggested the late prof Wänke, the noted planetary scientist, as a suitable candidate to name a european space probe after.
Kind thoughts, Bob


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 pm 
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RMSteele wrote:
I couldn’t agree more Stella.
I would have suggested the late prof Wänke, the noted planetary scientist, as a suitable candidate to name a european space probe after.
Kind thoughts, Bob


I can't help thinking this may be misunderstood ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Mmm, maybe you're right Graham, in the interests of mutual understanding, maybe I should suggest a "Messier Probe" instead.
Bob


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:51 pm 
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I thought it was a washing powder. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:02 pm 
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David, you have a point. Is it time we gave our own satellites names that reflected the contemporary British outlook? Names like "ProbyMcProbeface","Sixpacksat", and of course "BobnDave" come to mind.
Regards, Bob :wink:


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............ and how could I forget - "Brexsat"


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