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Fedsat is an Australian (50 kg) microsatellite that was launched by a H-2 rocket from Tanegashima Space Flight Center at 01:31 UT on 14 December 2002. It carries communications, navigation and computing systems, and a sensitive magnetometer (named NewMag). It is also reported to carry a compact disk carrying voice recordings of 300 Australians as a time capsule enduring its estimated 100-year orbital life-span. It experienced some tumbling that requires corrective efforts.

Alternate Names

  • 27598

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-12-14
Launch Vehicle: H-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Australia)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning
  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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