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Unamsat 2

Autonomous University of Mexico Satellite, also called MO-30


Designation 24305 / 96052B
Launch date 5 Sep 1996
Country of origin Mexico
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 966/1010 km
Inclination 82.9°
Period 104.8 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos 3M
Launch site Plesetsk

On board a 40.997 MHz pulse transmitter and a wide band receiver centered on the same freq. will enable the search for echoes produced on the ionized trails of meteors as they enter the atmosphere.

The launch of the satellite costed $112,000

External resources


sat-index articles

End of life

Out of service 6 Sep 1996
Cause failed to operate, died after 1 day The uplink receiver did not survive the launch conditions

Technical data


Prime contractor  
Platform Amsat Microbus
Mass at launch 10.7 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 25 x 25 x 25 cm
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Frequency chart (MHz)

Downlink freq. Transponder/Beacon Mode
437.206 TX1 default
437.138 TX2  
Uplink freq. Transponder/Beacon Mode
145.815 Channel A  
145.835 Channel B  
145.855 Channel C  
145.875 Channel D  

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