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UOSAT 5

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1991-050B

Description

UOSAT 5 was launched from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana on the same Ariane rocket with ORBCOMM-X, TUBSAT and SARA. Built by the University of Surrey, UOSAT 5 was a 50-kg commsat that stored and forwarded electronic mail messages. The rectangular craft measured 0.35 by 0.35 by 0.6 m and was topped with a 6-m antenna. It also hosted radiation effects experiments and a CCD camera for 2-km resolution imaging.

Alternate Names

  • UOSAT-F
  • Oscar 22
  • 21575

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1991-07-17
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 48.4 kg

Funding Agency

  • University of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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