UoSAT-5

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UoSAT-5
Mission type OSCAR, experimental
Operator University of Surrey
COSPAR ID 1991-050B[1]
SATCAT № 21575
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer SSTL
Launch mass 50 kilograms (110 lb)
Dimensions 0.35 x 0.35 x 0.6 m
Start of mission
Launch date 17 July 1991, 01:46:31 (1991-07-17UTC01:46:31Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 40[2]
Launch site Kourou ELA-2
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous

UoSAT-5, also known as UO-22 and OSCAR 22, is a British satellite in Low Earth Orbit. It was built by Surrey Satellite Technology and launched into space in July 1991 from French Guiana.[2][3]

Mission[edit]

UoSAT-5 carries equipment that was similar to that on UoSAT-4, a similar satellite that failed in orbit 1 year previously.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "UOSAT 5". NASA. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "UoSat 3, 4, 5 (UO 14, 15, 22 / Oscar 14, 15, 22) / Healthsat 1". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sat Cat". Celestrak. Retrieved 29 June 2012.