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OSCAR 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1965-016F

Description

OSCAR 3 was a rectangular spacecraft 20 x 30 cm with 4 monopole antennae. It contained a tracking beacon transmitter and a communications repeater. No active attitude control system was employed, and power was furnished by onboard batteries.

Alternate Names

  • 01293
  • OSCAR3
  • 1965-016F

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-03-09
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 13.6 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Project Oscar Inc United States
  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force United States

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Perry I. KleinGeneral ContactAMSAT Corporationpk@ieee.org
Mr. ProjoscarProject ManagerFoothills College
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