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Below are checklists of amateur (ham) radio satellites, launch dates, and images of the satellites. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.


Satellite series covered on this page:


Amateur Satellite (Amsat) / OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) series:

SatelliteCountryLaunch DateImages
referenceon coverson stamps
OSCAR-1USA1961-12-12OSCAR-1Discoverer-36+OSCAR-1
OSCAR-2USA1962-06-02OSCAR-2
OSCAR-3 (EGRS-3)USA1965-03-09OSCAR-3
OSCAR-4USA1965-12-21OSCAR-4LES-3+4+OV2-3+OSCAR-4
LES-3+4+OV2-3+OSCAR-4 (mislabeled OSCAR-2)
Australis-OSCAR-5 (AO-5, AO-A)Australia1970-01-23OSCAR-5TIROS-M+OSCAR-5
TIROS-M+OSCAR-5
TIROS-M+OSCAR-5
TIROS-M+OSCAR-5 (wrong image)
Amsat-OSCAR-6 (AO-6, AO-C, P2A)USA1972-10-15OSCAR-6NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
NOAA-2+OSCAR-6
Amsat-OSCAR-7 (AO-7, AO-B, P2B)USA / Spain1974-11-15OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
NOAA-4+Intasat+OSCAR-7
NOAA-4+Intasat+OSCAR-7
NOAA-4+Intasat+OSCAR-7
NOAA-4+Intasat+OSCAR-7
Amsat-P2B/OSCAR-7
Amsat-OSCAR-8 (AO-8, AO-D, P2D)USA1978-03-05OSCAR-8
OSCAR-8
Landsat-3+OSCAR-8+PIX-1
Landsat-3+OSCAR-8+PIX-1
Landsat-3+OSCAR-8+PIX-1
Amsat-P2D/OSCAR-8
Amsat-P3A [failed]USA1980-05-23Amsat-P3A
Amsat-P3A
Amsat-P3A
UoSAT-OSCAR-9 (UO-9, UoSAT-1)UK1981-10-06UoSAT-1
UoSAT-1
OSCAR-9
Explorer-64+UoSAT-1
Explorer-64+UoSAT-1
Amsat-OSCAR-10 (AO-10, P3B)USA1983-06-16AO-10
AO-10
Amsat-P3B+ECS-1
Amsat-P3B+ECS-1
Amsat-P3B/OSCAR-10
UoSAT-OSCAR-11 (UO-11, UoSAT-2, UoSAT-B)UK1984-03-01UoSAT-2
UO-11
Fuji-OSCAR-12 (FO-12, JAS-1a, Fuji-1)Japan1986-08-13Fuji
Fuji-1/1b
Fuji-1+EGS
Fuji-1+EGS
Fuji-1+EGS
Fuji-1+EGS (JAS-1)
Amsat-OSCAR-13 (AO-13, P3C)USA1988-06-15OSCAR-13Meteosat-3+Amsat-P3C+Panamsat-1
Meteosat-3+Amsat-P3C+Panamsat-1
Amsat-P3C/OSCAR-13
UoSAT-OSCAR-14 (UO-14, UoSAT-3, UoSAT-D)UK1990-01-21UoSAT-3
UO-14
UoSAT-OSCAR-15 (UO-15, UoSAT-4, UoSAT-E)UK1990-01-22UoSAT-4
Amsat-OSCAR-16 (AO-16) / Pacsat / Microsat-1USA1990-01-22AO-16
DOVE-OSCAR-17 (DO-17) / Microsat-2Brazil1990-01-22DO-17
WeberSat-OSCAR-18 (WO-18) / Microsat-3USA1990-01-22WO-18
LUsat-OSCAR-19 (LO-19) / Microsat-4Argentina1990-01-22LUsat-1LUsat-1/OSCAR-19
Fuji-OSCAR-20 (FO-20, JAS-1b, Fuji-1b)Japan1990-02-07Fuji
Fuji-1/1b
FO-20
FO-20/29
Fuji-1b (JAS-1b)
Amsat-OSCAR-21 (AO-21) / RS-14 / Informator-1 (one satellite)Russia1991-01-29AO-21
UoSAT-OSCAR-22 (UO-22, UoSAT-5, UoSAT-F)UK1991-07-17UoSAT-5
UO-22
UO-22
ERS-1+UoSAT-5+others
Kitsat-OSCAR-23 (KO-23) / Kitsat-1 / Uribyol-1Korea1992-08-10KO-23Kitsat-1/Uribyol/OSCAR-23
Kitsat-1/Uribyol/OSCAR-23
MOS+PROBA+Uribyol
Arsene-OSCAR-24 (AO-24)France1993-05-12ArseneArsene/OSCAR-24
Kitsat-OSCAR-25 (KO-25) / Kitsat-2 / Uribyol-2Korea1993-09-26KO-25MOS+PROBA+Uribyol
ITAmsat-OSCAR-26 (IO-26)Italy1993-09-26IO-26
AMRAD-OSCAR-27 (AO-27, Eyesat-1)USA1993-09-26Eyesat
AO-27
Posat-OSCAR-28 (PO-28, Posat-1)Portugal1993-09-26Posat-1
Unamsat-1 (Unamsat-A), Gurwin-1a / Techsat-1a [failed]Mexico / Israel1995-03-28Unamsat
Techsat-1
Fuji-OSCAR-29 (FO-29, JAS-2, Fuji-2)Japan1996-08-17Fuji
FO-20/29
Mexico-OSCAR-30 (MO-30, Unamsat-B), Kosmos-2334Mexico, Russia1996-09-05Unamsat
TMSAT-OSCAR-31 (TO-31, TMSat-1)Thailand1998-07-10TMSAT
Gurwin-OSCAR-32 (GO-32, Gurwin-1b, Techsat-1b)Israel1998-07-10Techsat-1Technion
Technion
SEDSat-OSCAR-33 (SO-33, SEDSat-1)USA1998-10-24SEDSAT-1
Pansat-OSCAR-34 (PO-34) [Discovery-launched]USA1998-10-30PANSAT
SunSat-OSCAR-35 (SO-35)South Africa1999-02-23Sunsat
UoSAT-OSCAR-36 (UO-36, UoSAT-12)UK1999-04-21UoSAT-12
Kitsat-3 / Uribyol-3Korea1999-05-26Kitsat-3MOS+PROBA+Uribyol
ASUSat-OSCAR-37 (AO-37, ASUSat-1)USA2000-01-27ASUSat
OPAL-OSCAR-38 (OO-38, StenSat)USA2000-01-27OPAL
Weber-OSCAR-39 (WO-39, JAWSAT)USA2000-01-27JAWSAT
Amsat-OSCAR-40 (AO-40, P3D)USA2000-11-16Amsat-P3D
Amsat-P3D
AO-40
SaudiSat-OSCAR-41 (SO-41, SaudiSat-1a)Saudi Arabia2000-09-26Saudisat-1a
SaudiSat-OSCAR-42 (SO-42, SaudiSat-1b)Saudi Arabia2000-09-26Saudisat-1b
Starshine-OSCAR-43 (SO-43, Starshine-3)USA2001-09-30Starshine-3
Nav-OSCAR-44 (NO-44, PCSat)USA2001-09-30PCSat
PCSat
Nav-OSCAR-45 (NO-45, Sapphire)USA2001-09-30Sapphire
Malaysian-OSCAR-46 (MO-46, TiungSat-1)Malaysia2000-09-26TiungSat
TiungSat
Idefix: BreizhSat-OSCAR (BO-47)France2002-05-04Idefix
Idefix: BreizhSat-OSCAR (BO-48)France2002-05-04
AATiS-OSCAR (AO-49, Safir-M)Germany2002-12-20AO-49
Saudisat-OSCAR (SO-50, Saudisat-1c)Saudi Arabia2002-12-20SO-50
Amsat-Echo (Amsat-OSCAR-E, AO-51)USA2004-06-29Amsat-Echo
OSCARUnspecifiedfantasy-OSCAR

Russian Radio Sputnik (RS) series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
referenceon coverson stamps
RS-1, RS-21978-10-26RS-1+RS-2
RS-3, RS-4, RS-5, RS-6, RS-7, RS-81981-12-17
RS-9Canceled
RS-10 / RS-11 / Kosmos-1861 (one satellite)1987-06-23Kosmos-1861/RS-10/RS-11
RS-12 / RS-13 / Kosmos-2123 (one satellite)1991-02-05Kosmos-2123/RS-12/RS-13 (mislabeled RS-15)
RS-14 / Amsat-OSCAR-21 (AO-21) / Informator-1 (one satellite)1991-01-29AO-21
RS-15 / Radio-ROSTO1994-12-26RS-15
RS-16 / Zeya1997-03-04
RS-17a / Sputnik-40, RS-17b / Sputnik-40-21997-10-05Sputnik-40
RS-18 / Sputnik-411998-10-25RS-18
RS-19 / Sputnik-991999-04-16
RS-20 / Mozhayets2002-11-28RS-20
RS-21 / Kolibri-20002002-03-20Kolibri
RS-22 / Mozhayets-42003-09-27
RSUnspecifiedRS
RS
RS
RS

Russian Iskra-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
referenceon coverson stamps
Iskra-11981-07-10
Iskra-2 [Salyut-7 launched]1982-05-17
Iskra-3 [Salyut-7 launched]1982-10-31


Links to amateur (ham) radio satellite information:

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Updated: 2006-05-14