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NASA/NORAD number: 22654
Launch Date: 0056 UTC 13 May 1993, Kourou, French Guiana (Ariane V-56A).
Orbit type: Elliptical, equatorial, altitude 16000/40000 km.
Transponder: Mode B, 145.975 MHz downlink (1200 bps FM AFSK), Mode S (2446.54 MHz downlink).

Notes: Built by French Radio Amateur Club de l'Espace. On-board kick motor. Launched with ASTRA communications satellite. Mode B transponder performance was unexpectedly poor.

"The ARSENE Project", Orbit, no. 5, Jan/Feb 1981, p. 13.
"ARSENE: The First Amateur Radio Satellite of 1993", Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, July 1993, p. 94.
"ARSENE - An Orbiting Packet Digipeater", Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, February 1993, p. 97.

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