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UoSAT-2
UoSAT-2's role in the Soviet-Canadian 1988 Polar Bridge Expedition

UoSAT-2's role in the Soviet-Canadian 1988 Polar Bridge Expedition

The Soviet-Canadian 1988 Polar Bridge Expedition (also known as SkiTrek) began on March 3, 1988 when a group of thirteen Russian and Canadian skiers set out from Siberia, in an attempt to ski to Canada over the North Pole. The nine Russians and four Canadians reached the Pole at the 25th of April where they were welcomed by a group of dignitaries from the Soviet-Union and Canada, members of the international press and radio amateurs involved in support and communications 

The daily progress of the skiers was followed by many thousands of school children and radio amateurs all around the world, who listened to the voice synthesizer on board the UoSAT-2, which transmitted the latest known position of the expedition in FM on the two meter VHF Amateur Radio band, using digitised voice, and through progress reports, produced regularly by AMSAT-NA which were distributed world-wide through Amateur Packet Radio and orbiting amateur satellites.

To find out more about this expedition, and UoSAT's vital role, visit the Soviet-Canadian 1988 Polar Bridge Expedition Wikipedia page. 

Satellite Data

Name:
UoSAT-2

Customer:
University of Surrey

Mission:
Communications

Mass:
60kg

Platform:

Launch Data

Launch Date:
1st March 1984

Launch Site:
VAFB, USA

Launcher:
THOR DELTA

Orbit:

Press Releases