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Techsat 1B



Techsat-1B was a 70 kg microsatellite built by the Haifa based Technion Institute of Technology in Israel to replace Techsat-1A which failed to reach orbit in 1995. The three axis stabilized satellite has as its primary payload a multispectral push-broom CCD scanner offering 12 m ground resolution. It was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Zenit rocket into a 821 km sun-synchronous orbit with FASAT-B, TMSAT, SAFIR, WESTPAC and Resurs O2-1. The satellite transmitted a 9600-baud burst every 30 seconds lasting 3 seconds on one of the two downlinks at 435.225 MHz or 435.325 MHz.

Alternate Names

  • 25397
  • OSCAR 32
  • Techsat1B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-07-10
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 70 kg

Funding Agency

  • Technion Institute of Technology, Israel (Israel)


  • 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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