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OSCAR 10

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1983-058B

Description

AO-10 (AMSAT OSCAR 10) was a star-shaped German AMSAT micro-satellite, launched alongside the European Test Satellite (ECS-1 on an Ariane 1-06 launcher into a GTO orbit). This was changed to a Molniya orbit using an attached booster, to support world-wide amateur satellite communications.

Alternate Names

  • AO-10
  • AMSAT OSCAR 10
  • 14129

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-06-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 40.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Federal Republic of Germany)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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