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OSCAR 15

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1990-005C

Description

UOSAT-E was launched by the same Ariane vehicle that launched SPOT-2 from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It's name was later changed to OSCAR 15. It carried technology experiments and a CCD camera for earth imaging. Although expected to operate for 5 years, OSCAR 15 ceased transmitting after 30 hours.

Alternate Names

  • UOSAT-E
  • UOSAT 4
  • 20438

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-01-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 47.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • University of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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