Satellite Summary

Name: Fuji-OSCAR-29 aka Fuji-3 and JAS-2
Callsign: 8J1JCS
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 Digital Transponder - Mode JD (1 Watt) Analog Transponder - Mode JA (1 Watt) Status: Operational


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 Launch Successful.

See also Satellite Summary - Fuji-OSCAR 20.


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Last update February 9, 2002 - N7HPR