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Short for Digital Orbiting Voice Encoder. Also called Microsat 2 or DO-17 or Oscar 17


Designation 20440 / 90005E
Launch date 22 Jan 1990
Country of origin Brazil
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 781/797 km
Inclination 98.6°
Period 100.6 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V35
Mass at launch 9 kg

Based on a Amsat-NA Microsat bus

End of life

Out of service Mar 1998
Cause failure

External resources


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Technical data

Downlink 1200 bps Bell 202 AX.25, same as used in terrestrial Packet Radio, Synthesized Voice Beacon.
  145.825, 145.825 MHz

S-Band beacon 2401.221 MHz

Passive magnetic stabilization

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