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KITSAT-A, also known as Uribyol (meaning "our star"), a South Korean spacecraft, was launched from Kourou in French Guiana by an Ariane booster. It carried an electronic mail system, an earth-picture camera, and a device to measure cosmic rays.

Alternate Names

  • 22077
  • Uribyol
  • Oscar 23

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1992-08-10
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 50 kg

Funding Agency

  • University of Surrey (United Kingdom)


  • Communications
  • Space Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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