Name: KITSAT-OSCAR 25 (KITSAT-2)
Catalog Number: 22828
Callsign: Broadcast: HL02-11 BBS: HL02-12
Launched: September 26, 1993
Launch vehicle: Ariane
Launch location: Kourou, French Guiana
Weight: 48.7 kg
Orbit: Circular LEO (Low Earth Orbit), sun synchronous, 822
x 800 km
Inclination: 98.6 degrees
Size: 350 x 350 x 650 mm
Period: 101 Minutes
Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)
145.980 MHz (Presently in use)
436.500 MHz (Presently in use)
Similar to KITSAT-OSCAR-23 in construction.
9600 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT
Protocol Suite communications system.
CCD Earth Imaging System (EIS)
Infrared Sensor Experiment (IREX)
KASCOM (KAIST Satellite Computer)
Digital Signal Processing Experiment (DSPE)
Low Energy Electron Detector (LEED)
KITSAT-OSCAR 25 is a South Korean experimental microsatellite based on
the SSTL UoSAT bus built by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology (KAIST). KO-25 is operated from The
Satellite Technology Research Center (SaTReC) in South Korea.
KITSAT-2 was one of three amateur satellites that was launched together
on a Arianne V59 rocket from French Guiana at approximately 0147 UTC, 26
September 1993. It was later designated KITSAT-OSCAR-25 once in orbit.
The other two amateur spacecraft were Italy-OSCAR-26 (IO-26)
and AMRAD-OSCAR-27 (AO-27) (aka Eyesat-A).
KO-25's mission is to take CCD pictures, process numerical information,
measure radiation, and receive and forward messages. The Infrared Sensor
Experiment (IREX) is designed to acquire I/V characteristics of IR sensors.
A passive cooling structure was devised for this experiment and currently
the ground controllers are monitoring the temperature of this experiment.
KO-25 is presently operating as a packet store-and-forward satellite,
very similar to UO-22 and KO-23.
station requirements are the same for all three spacecraft.
For more information contact:
Hyung Shin Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
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
John Hansen, "New Satellites in Orbit," The AMSAT Journal, Vol.
16, No. 5, Sep/Oct 1993, p. 1.
Steve Ford, "Two More PACSATS!," QST, Oct 1993, p. 98.
Yoo, Sang-Keun, "KITSAT-2 Imaging System," The AMSAT Journal, Vol.
17, No. 3, May/Jun 1994, p. 27.
Mike Crisler, PACSAT
Beginner's Guide, AMSAT.
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Last update May 31, 2003 - N7HPR