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ITAMSAT was an Italian microsatellite that was launched along with SPOT 3 (93-061A). It was intended to receive and retransmit amateur radio communications. From its 500-km sun-synchronous orbit, ITAMSAT (Italian Amateur Satellite), like its amateur radio satellite predecessors, will connect radio enthusiasts around the world. The 10-kg, 23-cm cube satellite was designed and built by the Associazione Radiomatori Italiani near Milan for only $200,000. A second ITAMSAT is under development.

Alternate Names

  • OSCAR 26
  • Italian Amateur Sat
  • 22826

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1993-09-26
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 10.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Italy)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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