6 SCIENCE, a research team reports the first set of major results from the Earth Radiation Budget
Experiment (ERBE), a project using three Earth-orbiting satellites to obtain direct measurements of radiation entering and leaving the atmosphere.
TDRS-1 is now relaying data for the Solar Maximum Mission satellite, the Solar Mesosphere Explorer, the Earth Radiation Budget
Satellite and Landsats 4 and 5.
For this reason, NASA began its Earth Radiation Budget
Experiment (ERBE) in October 1984.