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.
For this reason, NASA began its Earth Radiation Budget
Experiment (ERBE) in October 1984.
On Ride's second space flight the following year, she used the robot arm to deploy the Earth Radiation Budget
satellite and conducted radar observations of the Earth.