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Launch Date: 5 March 1978.
Orbit type: Circular LEO, inclination 98.9 degrees, altitude 910 km.
Weight: 25.8 kg.
Stabilization: Passive magnetic
Transponders: Mode A 1-2W, Mode J 1-2 W.
Beacons: 29.402 MHz 110mW, 435.095 MHz 100 mW, both Morse CW.
Telemetry: 6 channels, CW.
Antennas: 29 MHz half-wave dipole; 146 MHz canted turnstile (switchable ? CP); 435 MHz quarter wave monopole.
Power: 15 W solar array, NiCd battery.

Notes: Phase-IID. AO-D. Battery failure 24 June 1983.

"The Last Days of OSCAR 8", Frank Wiesenmeyer, K9CIS, QST, May 1984, p. 48.
"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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