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Launch Date: 23 January 1970, Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA.
Stabilization: Passive magnetic
Beacons: 29.45 MHz 250mW, 144.05 MHz, 50mW
Telemetry: 7 channels, PWM.
Power: Alkaline manganese battery.
Antenna: 29 MHz 1/2 wave dipole, two 145 MHz 1/4 wave monopoles.

Notes: Built at University of Melbourne, Australia. Launched with Tiros weather satellite. Command receiver (on 2m) and hardwired decoder (first remote control of an amateur satellite). Operational life 46 days.

"Australis Oscar 5: The Launch Story", William Dunkerley Jr., WA2INB, QST, April 1970, p. 61.
"Australis Oscar - Its Design, Construction and Operation", David Bellair, VK3ZFB, and Stephen Howard, QST, July 1969, p. 58.
"Strays", anonymous, QST, March 1970, p. 86 (a bibliography on AO-5).
"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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