Name: KITSAT-OSCAR 23 aka KITSAT-A
NASA Catalog Number: 22077
Callsigns: Broadcast: HL01-11 BBS: HL01-12
Launched: August 10, 1992
Launch vehicle: Ariane
Launch location: Kourou, French Guiana
Weight: 48.6 kg
Orbit: LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
Inclination: 66 degrees
Size: 350 x 350 x 650 mm
Period: 112 Minutes
Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)
145.850 MHz (Primary)
145.900 MHz (Secondary)
Downlink: 9600 bps FSK, AX.25, FM Voice, DSPE Output
9600 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT
Protocol Suite communications system.
Enhanced version of UO-22.
High Resolution Earth Imaging System (EIS) Camera
Digital Signal Processing Experiment (DSPE)
Cosmic Ray Experiment (CRE)
Built by students of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
(KAIST) under a technology transfer program at the University
of Surrey's Spacecraft Engineering Research Group - UoSAT in the United
Kingdom. KO-23 is operated from The
Satellite Technology Research Center (SaTReC) in South Korea.
For a description of KO-23, read John Magliacane's, KD2BD, Spotlight
On: KITSAT-OSCAR-23 originally published in The
For further information also see UoSAT
& SSTL Satellite Mission Summary and KITSAT-1
KO-23 is presently operating as a packet store-and-forward satellite,
very similar to UO-22 and KO-25.
station requirements are the same for all three spacecraft.
We have just a few of KO-23's
For more information contact:
Hyung Shin Kim email@example.com
Research Engineer, Satellite Technology Research Center (SaTReC)
Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Voice: +82-42-869-8614 (SaTReC)
+82-42-869-3566 (CA LAB)
FAX: +82 42 861 0064
Steve Ford, "KITSAT-OSCAR 23 Reaches Orbit", QST, Oct 1992, p.93.
Daniel, Walter, KE3HP, "Computer Processing of UO-22 and KO-23 Images,"
The AMSAT Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1993, pp. 8-10.
John A. Magliacane, "Spotlight on: KITSAT-OSCAR-23,"
AMSAT Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1993, p. 17.
Mike Crisler, PACSAT
Beginner's Guide, AMSAT.
to Satellite Summary
Last update February 1, 2002 - N7HPR