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POSAT 1

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POSAT 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 22829
Int'l Code: 1993-061G
Perigee: 788.5 km
Apogee: 802.8 km
Inclination: 98.8 °
Period: 100.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 7166 km
RCS: 0.3916 m2 (medium)
Launch date: September 26, 1993
Source: Portugal (POR)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)
Uplink (MHz): 145.925/145.975
Downlink (MHz): 435.075/435.275
Beacon (MHz):
Mode: 9600bps FSK
Call sign: POSAT1-11 -12
Status: Inactive


POSAT 1 was a Portuguese experimental microsatellite that was launched along with SPOT 3 (93-061A). It was intended to receive and retransmit images, to determine its own position with the help of the GPS system, and to experiment with signal compression techniques. It was built at the University of Surrey (UK) within a collaborative program in satellite technology between a consortium of Portuguese academia and industry and the University - managed through its technology transfer company, Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 22829U 93061G   17083.88331814 +.00000018 +00000-0 +23984-4 0  9996
2 22829 098.7909 050.0647 0009992 161.5087 251.5458 14.30961840225809
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC