Name: Fuji-OSCAR-29 aka Fuji-3 and JAS-2
NASA Catalog Number: 24278
Launched: August 17, 1996
Launch vehicle: Japanese H-II No. 4
Launch location: Tanegashima Space Center of NASDA,
Tanegashima Island, Japan
Weight: 50 kg
Orbit: Polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
Size: 44 cm wide x 47 cm high
Beacon (100 milliWatt) Telemetry Format
BBS Message System (digital store-and-forward)
Analog Communications Transponder
Testing of newly developed solar cells in space
Digital Transponder - Mode JD (1 Watt)
435.795 MHz - CW (12 wpm)
435.910 MHz - PSK digital - Digi-Talker
Analog Transponder - Mode JA (1 Watt)
Uplinks: AFSK (FM) 1200 bps, AX.25, Manchester Encoded
145.870 MHz (the only 9600 bps uplink frequency)
Downlink: BPSK 1200 bps or FSK 9600 bps
Uplink: 145.900 - 146.000 MHz
Downlink: 435.800 - 435.900 MHz (inverted)
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.
Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, has FO-29 satellite telemetry analysis programs.
The software will automatically analyze all digital telemetry from the satellite
such as current, voltage, and temperature. The software is available from http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/.
Mike Gilchrist, KF4FDJ, has written a Digi-Talker
Question and Answer page.
AMSAT Feature Article - JAS-2
See also Satellite Summary - Fuji-OSCAR 20.
Steve Ford, WB8IMY, "JAS-2 In Orbit!," QST, Oct. 1996, p. 94.
Fujio Yamashita, JS1UKR and Hideo Ono, JA1BU, "JAS-2 Comes to Life as FO-29,"
AMSAT Journal, Vol. 19, No. 5, Sep/Aug 1996, p. 1.
to Satellite Summary
Last update February 9, 2002 - N7HPR