ALEXIS - Array of Low Energy X-Ray Imaging Sensors
Launch Date: April 25, 1993, Decommissioned: April 29, 2005
 
   Algonquin Radio Observatory
 
   Allegheny Observatory
 
   ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array)
 
   Apache Point Observatory
 
   Arecibo Observatory (NAIC)
 
   ARIEL V
Launch date: 5 October 1974, Operated until: 1980
 
   ASCA (Japan) / ASCA (NASA, USA) - The Advanced Satellite for Cosmolgy and Astrophysics
Launch Date: February 20, 1993, Control lost on July 14, 2000
 
   AURA - ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY, INC.
 
   AXAF - The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, renamed CXO (Chandra X-Ray Observatory)
 
   BeppoSAX - Satellite per Astronomia X "Beppo" / (NASA, USA)
Launch Date: April 30 1996, Switched off: May 2, 2002
 
   BIMA - BERKELEY ILLINOIS MARYLAND ASSOCIATION
 
   Calar Alto Observatory
 
   Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
 
   Cassini Mission
Launch Date: October 15, 1997
 
   Centrum Astronomiczne im. Mikolaja Kopernika (CAMK)
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
 
   Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO)
 
   Chandra
Launch Date: July 23, 1999
 
   Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO)
Launch Date: April 05, 1991, Re-entered the Earth's atmosphere: June 4, 2000
 
   Copernicus (OAO-3) - Mission
Launch Date: 21 August 1972, operated till: February 1981
 
   COS-B (ESA)/ COS-B (NASA, USA)
 
   Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS)
Launch Date: January 12, 2003, Terminated in April 2008
 
   David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto (DDO)
 
   Deep Space Network (DSN) - NASA
 
   Discovery Program
 
   Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)
 
   Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)
 
   E-ELT - The European Extremely Large Telescope
 
   Effelsberg Radio Observatory
 
   Einstein (HEAO-2) - The second High Energy Astrophysical Observatory
Lifetime: 12 November 1978 - April 1981
 
   ESA - European Space Agency
 
   ESO - European Southern Observatory
 
   Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Launch Date: June 11, 2008
Range: 8keV - 300GeV
The Large Area Telescope (LAT): 30MeV - 300GeV
The GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM): 8keV - 30MeV
 
   GALEX - Galaxy Evolution Explorer
Launch Date: April 28, 2003
Range: 1300?? - 3000??
 
   Galileo Project
Launch Date:18 October 1989, End of Mission: 21 September 2003
 
   Gemini Observatory
 
   Gravity Probe B (Stanford University) / Gravity Probe B (NASA)
Launch Date: 20 April 2004, Decommissioned: 8 December 2010
 
   Hakucho [CORSA-b]
Lifetime : 21 February 1979 - 16 April 1985
 
   HALCA / MUSES-B - Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy
Launch Date: February 12, 1997, Terminated: November 30 2005
 
   HartRAO - Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
 
   Hubble Space Telescope
Launch Date: April 24, 1990
 
   Huygens Probe
Launch Date: October 15, 1997 08:43 UT, Mission End: 14 Jan 2005
 
   Integral (NASA) / Integral (ESA) International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory
Launch Date: October 17, 2002
 
   IUE (STSCI) / IUE (ESA) - The International Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite
Launch Date: January 26, 1978, Terminated: September 30, 1996
 
   Jodrell Bank Observatory
 
   Kepler
Launch Date: March 06, 2009
 
   Las Campanas Observatory
 
   Mars Odyssey
Launch Date: April 07, 2001
 
   NEAR Shoemaker - Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous
Launch Date: February 17, 1996, Last transmission: February 28, 2001
 
   NOAO - National Optical Astronomy Observatories
 
   NRAO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
 
   Planck - (initially COBRAS/SAMBA) space observatory of the European Space Agency
Launch Date: May 14, 2009
 
   ROSAT (USA) / ROSAT(Germany) - ROentgen SATellite
Launch Date: June 01, 1990, Terminated: February 12, 1999
 
   RXTE - Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer
Launch Date: December 30, 1995
 
   Solar Probe Plus
 
   Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG) (IKI, Russia) / Spectrum-X-Gamma (SXG) (USA)
 
   Suzaku (Japan) / Suzaku (NASA, USA)
Launch Date: July 10, 2005
 
   Swift
Launch Date: November 20, 2004
 
   Vela-5B Satellite
Launch Date: 23 May 1969, Terminated: 19 June 1979
 
   Viking Mission (Viking 1-2)
Launch Date: (1)August 20, 1975, (2)September 9, 1975; End of communication: (1)November 13, 1982, (2)April 11, 1980
 
   Voyager Mission
Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, the longest continuously-operating spacecraft in deep space
Launch Date: (1)September 05, 1977, (2)August 20, 1977
Range: IR, UV, Radio, plasma, magntic field, cosmic rays, ... click here to see details
 
   VSOP - VLBI Space Observatory Programme
 
   WISE - Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer
Launch Date: December 14, 2009, decommissioned in February 2011
Range: IR 3?m - 25?m
 
   WMAP - Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe
Launch Date: June 30, 2001, Decommissioned: October of 2010
Range: ?wave 22GHz - 90GHz
 
   XMM-Newton - The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission
Launch Date: December 10, 1999
Range: opt/UV 170nm - 650nm; X-ray 0.15keV - 15 keV