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Launch Date: 0032 UTC, 2 June 1962.
Orbit type: LEO, polar orbit (73 degree inclination), 90 minute period.
Stabilization: none.
Beacon: 145 MHz, CW, 100mW.
Telemetry: 1 channel (morse code speed varied with temperature).
Antenna: 1/2-wave dipole.
Power: Mercury battery.

Notes: Orbital lifetime, 18 days.

"Oscar II: A Summation", William I. Orr, W6SAI, QST, April 1963, p. 53.
"The Satellite Experimenter's Handbook", 1st edition, Martin Davidoff, K2UBC, American Radio Relay League, Newington, CT, 1985.
"OSCAR at 25: The Amateur Space Program Comes of Age", Jan King, W3GEY, et al., QST, December 1986, p. 15.

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