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UoSAT-2
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UoSAT-2: twenty thirty years in space

Fast forward.

21 January 2004. While reviewing tapes of the September 2003 disaster monitoring constellation launch for our own space video, we rediscovered an old launch video. So, in time for the twentieth anniversary of that earlier launch on 1 March 2004 with Landsat 5, and knowing that it's still operational after twenty years in space, we present...

Rewind. Cue. Roll the tape...

On March 1, 1984, the UoSAT-2 Spacecraft was launched.

This is its story...

UoSAT-2 launch video
(9.64Mb Windows Media file, running time 4:23, right-click to Save Link as file.
Also available as 63.7Mb MPEG file.)

CONCEIVED and EDITED by:
HAROLD PRICE, NK6K

CAMERA:
HAROLD PRICE, NK6K

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT:
LEE HALLIN, WB7SND

2nd Unit Camera:
Ian Ferebee, G6BTU
Neville Bean, G8NOB
Colin Smithers, G4CWH
Hugh Pett, VE3FLL

Produced for: VITA and AMSAT

Music: Peter Schilling, Major Tom (coming home)

UoSAT-2 clocks up an outstanding 30 years of in-orbit operations, SSTL press release, 5 March 2014.
OSCAR-11 / UOSAT-2 Celebrates 30 Years in Orbit, AMSAT-UK, 5 March 2014.

Last heard, 14 March 2008, heard again, December 2009 and April 2010.
UoSAT-2 transmitting for 26 years, Robin Wolstenholme, SSTL Blog, 1 March 2010.

Last-minute satellite turns 20, Wired News.
Satellite celebrates 20 years working in orbit, Slashdot.
UO-11 Satellite to Mark 20 Years in Space, ARRL.
OSCAR UO-11 20th Birthday Listeners Report Page, AMSAT-UK.

Twelfth anniversary.
Eleventh anniversary.
Tenth anniversary.


Lloyd Wood (L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk)
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