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Tiungsat 1



A Russian rocket named Dnepr launched five microsatellites. The rocket is a modified RS-20 ICBM, known in the NATO countries as SS-18 and as Satan, and was launched from a silo in Baikonur at 10:05 UT. The five satellites are not yet matched with the International IDs, but we report them in random order as follows. Tiungsat 1 is a Malaysian remote sensing 50 kg satellite. The 56 kg Megsat is an Italian environment monitoring satellite. The 10 kg Unisat is also an Italian satellite and would aid educational advancement. The 10 kg Saudisat 1A and Saudisat 1B are Saudi Arabian educational satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 26548
  • OSCAR 46
  • Tiungsat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-09-26
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Malaysia)


  • 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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