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Uosat 1

Also called UO-09 or Oscar 09


Designation 12888 / 81100B
Launch date 6 Oct 1981
Country of origin United Kingdom
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 372/374 km
Inclination 97.6°
Period 92 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #157
Launch site Vandenberg

Cost: $38000
First on-board computer (IHU - Integrated Housekeeping Unit) for battery and attitude management, remote control, and experiments.

End of life

Decay 13 Oct 1989

Technical data


Prime contractor University of Surrey (UK)
Platform UoSAT
Mass at launch 52 kg
Dimension 0.74 x 0.42 x 0.42 m
Stabilization 3 axis (gravity gradient, magnetorquer)
DC power BOL: 17 W
EOL: 10 W
Design lifetime 3 years

Equipped with a vocal synthetisor and a TV camera.

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