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UoSAT-5
UoSAT-5: The Mission

UoSAT-5: The Mission

UoSAT-5 was launched on the second ARIANE (40) ASAP on mission V44 on the 17th July 1991 (01:46:31 GMT) alongside three other secondary payloads ORBCOMM-X, SARA and TUBSAT-1, and main payload the European Space Agency's ERS-1.

UoSAT-5 carried a digital Store and Forward communications and Earth Imaging payload, which were enhanced versions of the UoSAT-4 payloads. The spacecraft operated in the amateur satellite communications service providing a research test bed for new and efficient LEO protocols. 

The 48.4kg microsatellite, no longer operational,  is box shaped with dimensions 350x350x650mm, with four solar panels on the larger facets, and a 6m gravity gradient boom.

Satellite Data

Name:
UoSAT-5

Customer:
University of Surrey

Mission:
EO, Comms, Science

Mass:
50kg

Platform:
SSTL-42

Launch Data

Launch Date:

Launch Site:
Kourou, French Guiana

Launcher:
ARIANE-4

Orbit:

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