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LUSAT (LO 19, LUSAT-OSCAR 19)

LUSAT (LO 19, OSCAR 19)

Co-ordinated by AMSAT Argentina, the LUSAT (named after the LU amateur designation for Argentina) microsatellite was launched on the first ARIANE ASAP flight V35 with SPOT 2, on the 22 January 1990 (01:35:27 GMT) into an 780 km sun-synchronous, 98 degree inclined orbit.

It carries Digital Store and Forward packet communications transponder similar to AO-16. Uplink frequencies are 145.84, 145.86, 145.88, and 145.90 MHz FM 1200 bps Manchester FSK. Downlink frequency and protocol is AX.25 at 437.125 MHz SSB 1200 bps RC-BPSK. It is box shaped with dimensions of 213 × 230 × 230 mm, with four solar panels and weighs 13.76 kg.

Nation: Argentina
Type / Application: Amateur radio communication
Operator: AMSAT Argentina
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: AMSAT-NA Microsat
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 14 kg
Orbit: 790 km × 805 km, 98.71
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LUSAT (LUSAT-OSCAR 19, LO 19) 1990-005G 22.01.1990 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-40 H10 with SPOT 2, UoSAT 3, Uosat 4, Webersat, DOVE, PACSAT