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Also called Vusat, VO-52, VUSat-Oscar 52


Designation 28650 / 05017B
Launch date 05 May 2005
Country of origin India
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 660 km sunsynchronous
Inclination 97.8°
Period (5 day revisit)
Launch vehicle PSLV #9

Dedicated to amateur communications.

End of life

Out of service Jul 2014

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Technical data


Prime contractor Indian amateurs
Mass at launch 42.5 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 63 x 63 x 55 cm
Solar array gallium arsenide panels
lithium ion battery
Stabilization spin-stabilized at 4 rpm
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Has 2 transponders, one designed by Indian amateurs (with ISRO) and the second by Dutch amateurs and the Higher Technical Institute of Venlo

Uplink: 435.25 MHz, Downlink: 145.9 MHz, 60 kHz bandwidth, 1 W
Beacon: 145.940 MHz (continue carrier for the Indian transponder; 12 WPM with CW message for the Dutch transponder)

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