Satellite Summary

Name: UoSAT-OSCAR 36 (UoSAT-12)
NASA Catalog Number: 25693
Callsign: Broadcast: UOSAT5-11; BBS: UOSAT5-12
Launched: April 21, 1999
Launch vehicle: Dnepr (converted R-36N Voevoda ICBM (SS-18 Satan))
Launch location: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Weight: 300 kg (at launch)
Orbit:  650 km
Inclination:  65 degrees
Period:  97.8 min

Digital Transponders Mode JD 9600 baud FSK (FM)

Features: Status: Unknown



The first SSTL minisatellite. 

Further information on UO-36 is available

NASA demonstrated on UO-36 the ability to use standard Internet protocols to communicate with an orbiting spacecraft (just like any node on the Internet). NASA developed this project working with the commercial payload onboard UoSAT-12.

The VK5HI viewer shareware for UO-36 is available on the AMSAT-NA web site at ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/win32/display/ccddsp97-119.zip




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