Satellite Summary

Name: Fuji-OSCAR-20 aka JAS-1b and Fuji-2
Callsign: 8J1JBS
NASA Catalog Number: 20480
Launched: February 7, 1990
Launch vehicle: Japanese H-I
Launch location: Tanegashima Space Center of NASDA, Tanegashima Island, Japan
Weight: 50 kg
Orbit: Polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
Inclination: 99 degrees
Size: 44 cm wide x 47 cm high
Period: 112 minutes


Beacon Digital Transponder - Mode JD Analog Transponder - Mode JA -- Note: FO-20 is permanently in the analog mode. Status: Semi-Operational - Mode JA only


For an update on the status of FO-20, see the JARL Present Status of Fuji-OSCAR 20 web page.

For a description of FO-20, read John Magliacane's, KD2BD, Spotlight On: Fuji-2/OSCAR-20 originally published in The AMSAT Journal.

For more information about FO-20 and 29 visit the Japan Amateur Radio League (English version) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (English version) web pages.

See also Satellite Summary - Fuji-OSCAR 29.


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Last update May 31, 2003 - N7HPR