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HAMSAT (VO-52)

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HAMSAT (VO-52) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 28650
Int'l Code: 2005-017B
Perigee: 592.2 km
Apogee: 626.7 km
Inclination: 97.6 °
Period: 96.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 6980 km
RCS: 0.3457 m2 (medium)
Launch date: May 5, 2005
Source: India (IND)
Launch site: SIRHARIKOTA (SRI)
Uplink (MHz): 435.220-435.280
Downlink (MHz): 145.930-145.870
Beacon (MHz): 145.936
Mode: SSB Carrier
Call sign: Indian
Status: Inactive


VUSat-OSCAR 52 (VO-52 HAMSAT) is a microsatellite for providing satellite based Amateur Radio Services to the national as well as the international community of Amateur Radio Operator ( HAM's).

Launched as an auxiliary payload on PSLV-6 by The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with CARTOSAT-1, the 42.5 kg VO-52 will meet the long felt need of the Amateur Radio Operators in the South Asian region who possess the required equipment and operate in the UHF / VHF band based satellite radio communication.

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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 28650U 05017B   17085.88146396 +.00000500 +00000-0 +59098-4 0  9990
2 28650 097.6430 063.0521 0024707 045.7807 314.5434 14.88597206643850
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech