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UoSAT-OSCAR-14


NASA/NORAD number: 20437
Launch Date: 21 or 22 January 1990, Kourou, French Guiana, Ariane V-35.
Orbit type: Circular LEO, inclination 99 degrees, altitude 786/805 km.
Payloads: PACSAT Communications Experiment (PCE).
Transponders: Mode JD?, 435.070 MHz, 9600 bps FSK, 1.5W normal, uplink 145.975 (AX.25).(K9NG/G3RUH format).
Antennas: 145 MHz linear polarization, 435 MHz linear polarization.

Notes: Built at University of Surrey (UK). UOSAT-D. Co-launched with UO-15, SPOT-2, and the microsats (Oscar 16-19). Originally intended for amateur use. Later (1992) switched with UO-22 for Satelife/VITA project (no longer in general amateur use).

References:
"The UOSAT-Oscar 14 and 15 Spacecraft", Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ, Martin Sweeting, G3YJO, Jeff Ward, G0/K8KA, The AMSAT Journal, v. 13, no. 2, May 1990, p. 9.
"A Tale of Two UoSATs", Jeff Ward, G0/K8KA, QST, July 1990, p. 62.
"Six for the Price of One", Part I: The AMSAT Journal, v. 13, no. 1, March 1990, p. 1. Part II: The AMSAT Journal, v. 13, no. 2, May 1990, p. 1.
"Successful OSCAR Launch Ushers in the 90's", Doug Loughmiller, KO5I, QST, April 1990, p. 52.
"Spotlight on: The Microsats", John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, The AMSAT Journal, v. 15, no. 4, September/October 1992, p. 17.

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