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Itamsat (IO 26, Italy-OSCAR 26)


Itamsat (Italian Amateur Satellite), IO 26 (Italy OSCAR 26) is a microsatellite built by AMSAT IT and has a mission to store and forward amateur radio messages like PACSAT (AO-16) and LUSAT (LO-19).

The satellite is based on the AMSAT-NA Microsat bus. It carried a Mode JD (145 to 435 MHz) Digital Transponder using the 1200 bps AX.25 protocol store-and-forward PACSAT Protocol Suite communications system and is mostly identical to PACSAT and LUSAT.

Itamsat was launched on 26 September 1993 by an Ariane-40 H10 rocket together with SPOT 3 and a cluster of small satellites consisting of Stella, Healthsat 2, Kitsat 2, Eyesat 1 and PoSAT 1.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Amateur radio communication
Operator: AMSAT Italy
Contractors: AMSAT Italy
Equipment: Digital Transponder - Mode JD
Configuration: AMSAT-NA Microsat
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 11 kg
Orbit: 823 km × 799 km, 98.6
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Itamsat (Italy-OSCAR 26, IO 26) 1993-061D 26.09.1993 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-40 H10 with SPOT 3, Stella, Healthsat 2, Kitsat 2, Eyesat 1, PoSAT 1


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