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Sapphire

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2001-043D

Description

Sapphire (a US DOD-funded microsatellite) was built by the Stanford University students and faculty, and carries a voice synthesizer to convert text messages into human voice.

Alternate Names

  • OSCAR 45
  • 26932

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-09-30
Launch Vehicle: Athena 1
Launch Site: Kodiak Launch Complex, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (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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