AMSAT-OSCAR 10

Summary

AMSAT OSCAR 10 (or AO-10) was a star-shaped German AMSAT micro-satellite. It was launched on 16 June 1983 from Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana, with an Ariane 1 rocket. This was changed to a Molniya orbit using an attached booster, to support world-wide amateur satellite communications.[1]

Specifications

  • COSPAR ID: 1983-058B
  • SATCAT: 14129
  • Launch mass: 40 kg (88 lb)[1]
  • Perigee: 211 km (131 mi)[1]
  • Apogee: 35,503 km (22,061 mi)[1]
  • Inclination: 26.6°[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e NASA GSFC. "OSCAR 10". NSSDCA Master Catalog. Retrieved 20 Feb 2020.