UoSAT-4, also known as UO-15 and OSCAR-15, is a British satellite in Low Earth Orbit. It was built by a spin-off company of the University of Surrey, Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) and launched in January 1990 from French Guiana.
|Operator||University of Surrey|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||22 January 1990, 01:35:27UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|Perigee altitude||780 km (480 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||796 km (495 mi)|
|Epoch||15 April 2019, 20:59 |
UoSAT-4 carried equipment to supplement UoSAT-3, but failed after two days in orbit.
The satellite forms part of the growing amounts of orbital debris orbiting around the Earth. The payload will decay in the Earth's atmosphere some time in the future.