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OSCAR 17

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1990-005E

Description

Microsat 2 was launched by the same Ariane vehicle that launched SPOT-2 from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It was an AMSAT amateur radio satellite carrying a Digital Orbiting Voice Encoder (DOVE) that synthesized voice messages received by students with portable receivers.

Alternate Names

  • Microsat 2
  • 20440

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-01-22
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 12.92 kg

Funding Agency

  • Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (United States)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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