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Lusat was launched by the same Ariane vehicle that launched SPOT-2 from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It was an AMSAT amateur radio satellite. It carried a CCD camera for earth photography.

Alternate Names

  • 20442
  • Microsat 4
  • OSCAR 19

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-01-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 13.76 kg

Funding Agency

  • Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (United States)


  • Communications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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