Saudi-OSCAR 42

Satellite Summary

Name: Saudi-OSCAR 42 (aka SaudiSat-1b)
NASA Catalog Number: 26549
Callsign: Broadcast: TBD; BBS: TBD
Launched: September 26, 2000
Launch vehicle: Dnepr (converted R-36N Voevoda ICBM (SS-18 Satan))
Launch location: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Weight: 10 kg
Orbit: 632 x 664 km
Inclination: 64.6 degrees
Size: 23 cm x 23 cm x 23 cm
Period: 97.7 minutes

Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)

Features: Status: Unknown


Sudisat-1a and Saudisat-1b are the first Saudi Arabian micro satellites. They are designed and built by the Space  Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

They are both low Earth orbiting Satellites designed to provide store-and-forward communications and carry several space experiments. They carry amateur radio communications payload. The satellites are currently operating some experiments. When opened to the public, the amateur payload will operating in mode-J.

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Thanks: Turki Al-Saud.

Last update May 31, 2003 - N7HPR