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HITSat is a small amateur radio satellite that was built and operated by the Hokkaido Institute of Technology. The satellite is a 12 cm cube and carries a 100 milliwatt CW beacon on 437.275 MHz and an FM transmitter on 437.425 MHz with a 145.980 MHz uplink.

Alternate Names

  • 29484
  • OSCAR 59

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-09-22
Launch Vehicle: ISAS MV
Launch Site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
Mass: 2.7 kg

Funding Agency

  • Hokkaido Institude of Technology (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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