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JAS-1 (Japan Amateur Satellite-1) was launched by a two-stage H-I launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center of the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The national name of the satellite was Fuji. Its mission was to provide analog and digital international satellite communications for radio amateurs, to study satellite tracking and control techniques, and to confirm the on orbit functions of the on board transponder developed by the amateur radio transpose group.

Alternate Names

  • 16909
  • Fuji
  • Japan Amateur Satellite
  • Oscar 12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1986-08-12
Launch Vehicle: H-I
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 50 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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