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OSCAR 7

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1974-089B

Description

This satellite was a small communications satellite designed by amateur radio operators. Attitude control was accomplished with a magnetic and damping rods. There were two beacon experiments (near 30 and 430 MHz), and two repeaters with code storage capability. The repeater receiver frequencies were near 146 and 432 MHz, and the transmitter frequencies near 30 and 146 MHz. The command system was manufactured in Australia and the second repeater in Germany.

Alternate Names

  • AMSAT OSCAR B
  • A-O-B
  • OSCAR B
  • 07530

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1974-11-15
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 29.0 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (International)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Perry I. KleinGeneral ContactAMSAT Corporationpk@ieee.org
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