United Kingdom activities

  title={United Kingdom activities},
  author={E. B. Dorling and M. O. Robins and Sir Harrie Massey},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={445 - 450}
The first formal moves which were to lead eventually to satellite Ariel I, the first international ionosphere satellite, took place at the second meeting of cospar, the Committee on Space Research set up by the International Council of Scientific Unions. At this meeting, in the Hague in March 1959, the U.S. delegate, on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences, announced that the United States were prepared to launch satellites containing scientific instruments designed and constructed in…