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Asusat 1

Also called AO-37 and Arizona State OSCAR-37


Designation 26065 / 00004E
Launch date 27 Jan 2000
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 750 km
Inclination 100°
Period 100.4 min
Launch vehicle Minotaur #1

End of life

Out of service 28 Jan 2000
Cause The satellite failed right after launch when the solar panels failed failed to charge the battery

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Technical data


Prime contractor Arizona State University
Mass at launch 5 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

It was equipped with 2 digital cameras for tracking changes to Earth's coasts and forests (0.5 km resolution). Has a HAM payload and a GPS receiver.

Frequency chart

Uplink 9600 bps K9NG/G3RUH modulated FSK (FM) AX.25
145.900 MHz

Downlink 9600 bps K9NG/G3RUH modulated FSK (FM) AX.25
436.700 MHz linear vertical (approx 2 W)
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