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This may have been picked up already by someone, but...


30 April 2003

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UOSAT II / OSCAR-11 featured on SpaceDaily.com 

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/antenna-03b.html

"Surrey satellite achieves remarkable 19 years in-orbit Surrey's UoSAT-2
microsatellite has clocked up 19 years operating in Earth orbit. Designed
and built by Surrey engineers in just 6 months in response to a launch
opportunity offered by NASA, UoSAT-2 was launched on a Delta rocket from
Vandenberg USA on 01 March 1984. Weighing 65kg, UoSAT-2 was the first
microsatellite to provide modern digital store-and-forward (email)
communications with the use of advanced onboard re-programmable
microprocessors and solid-state memories. The satellite remains operational
and is used by the amateur satellite and educational communities worldwide."

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Peter
VK1KEP
in Canberra, the Capital city of Australia 
(Australian Capital Territory = VK1)
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