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Also called NAV-OSCAR-44 (NO-44)


Designation 26931 / 01043C
Launch date 30 Sep 2001
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 794 km
Inclination 67°
Period 101 min
Launch vehicle Athena #7

To provide mobile and Handheld Satellite digital communications for amateur satellite operators. Mission supported by the DoD. Cost: $50000.

Students of the US Naval Academy did the electronics, structural, thermal, and mechanical design as well as taking responsibility for all payload integration issues with the Space Test Program and NASA. Carries a limited SAR payload.

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Technical data


Prime contractor US Naval Academy
Mass at launch 17.5 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime unsure, the aim of the satellite is to test that

1200-baud APRS digipeater

Uplink: 145.825 & 435.25 MHz 1200 baud AX-25 AFSK
Downlink: 145.825 MHz

Over USA, other downlink at 144.390 MHz

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