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Pacsat was launched by the same Ariane vehicle that launched SPOT-2 from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It was called Microsat 1 prior to launch and was an AMSAT amateur radio satellite. It carried digital message communications.

Alternate Names

  • Microsat 1
  • 20439
  • OSCAR 16

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-01-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 13.34 kg

Funding Agency

  • Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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