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Oscar 05

Also called Australis


Designation 04321 / 70008B
Launch date 23 Jan 1970
Country of origin Australia
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 1431/1475 km
Inclination 101.4°
Period 115 min
Launch vehicle  
Launch site Vandenberg

Built at University of Melbourne, Australia. Launched with Tiros weather satellite. Command receiver (on 2m) and hardwired decoder (first remote control of an amateur satellite). Operational life: 46 days.

Technical data


Stabilization Passive magnetic
Power battery-powered

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