UoSat 12 [SSTL]
Building on the experience and technology of its modular microsatellite platform, SSTL is developing a mini-satellite platform. This platform permits payloads to be carried with greater power, volume, and mass than that available on the standard microsatellite bus. It has civil and military applications in LEO communications, remote sensing (optical and SAR) and space science, and can be deployed in LEO, GEO or interplanetary orbits.
The first flight of this platform is UoSAT-12, which was launched on a Dnepr launcher early in 1999 into a circular Low Earth Orbit. Funding for this mission will be primarily via SSTL R&D investment.
Wavix uses the satellite under the designation WavSat 2
|Type / Application:||Earth observing, Radio amateur communication|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||647 km × 653 km, 64.55°|
|UoSat 12 (UO 36, UoSAT-OSCAR 36) → WavSat 2||1999-021A||21.04.1999||Ba LC-109/95||Dnepr|