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Oscar 08

Also called AO-08 or Phase 2D


Designation 10703 / 78026B
Launch date 5 Mar 1978
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 893/903 km
Inclination 99.2°
Period 103 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #139

End of life

Out of service 24 Jun 1983
Cause Battery failure

Technical data


Mass at launch 25.8 kg
Stabilization Passive magnetic
DC power 15 W (NiCd battery)

Beacons: 29.402 MHz 110mW, 435.095 MHz 100 mW, both Morse CW.

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