Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio

Ever since the launch of OSCAR I in 1961, it has been traditional for amateur radio satellites to carry the name OSCAR, for “Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.” At the request of the original Project OSCAR organization, AMSAT now administers the numbering of OSCAR satellites. Following is a list of the 94 satellites that have received OSCAR designations.

OSCAR I
Launched 12/12/1961
Responsible Organization: Project OSCAR

OSCAR II
Launched 6/2/1962
Responsible Organization: Project OSCAR

OSCAR III
Launched 3/9/1965
Responsible Organization: Project OSCAR

OSCAR IV
Launched 12/21/1965
Responsible Organization: TRW Radio Club

Australis-OSCAR 5
Launched 1/23/1970
Responsible Organization: Univ. of Melbourne

AMSAT-OSCAR 6
Launched 10/15/1972
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

AMSAT-OSCAR 7
Launched 11/15/1974
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

AMSAT-OSCAR 8
Launched 3/8/1978
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

UoSAT-OSCAR 9
Launched 10/6/1981
Responsible Organization: University of Surrey

AMSAT-OSCAR 10
Launched 6/16/1983
Responsible Organization: AMSAT / AMSAT-DL

UoSAT-OSCAR 11
Launched 3/1/1984
Responsible Organization: University of Surrey

Fuji-OSCAR 12
Launched 8/12/1986
Responsible Organization: JARL

AMSAT-OSCAR 13
Launched 6/15/1988
Responsible Organization: AMSAT / AMSAT-DL

UoSAT-OSCAR 14
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: University of Surrey

UoSAT-OSCAR 15
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: University of Surrey

AMSAT-OSCAR 16
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

Dove-OSCAR 17
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: AMSAT / AMSAT Brazil

WEBERSAT-OSCAR 18
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: Weber State University / AMSAT

LUSAT-OSCAR 19
Launched 1/22/1990
Responsible Organization: AMSAT Argentina / AMSAT

Fuji-OSCAR 20
Launched 2/7/1990
Responsible Organization: JARL

AMSAT-OSCAR 21
Launched 1/29/1991
Responsible Organization: AMSAT U / AMSAT-DL

UoSAT-OSCAR 22
Launched 7/17/1991
Responsible Organization: University of Surrey

KITSAT-OSCAR 23
Launched 8/10/1992
Responsible Organization: KITSAT Satellite Technology Research Center

Arsene-OSCAR 24
Launched 5/13/1993
Responsible Organization: French Radio Amateur Club of E’Space

KITSAT-OSCAR 25
Launched 9/26/1993
Responsible Organization: Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Italy-OSCAR 26
Launched 9/26/1993
Responsible Organization: AMSAT Italy

AMRAD-OSCAR 27
Launched 9/26/1993
Responsible Organization: AMRAD

PoSAT-OSCAR 28
Launched 9/25/1993
Responsible Organization: PoSAT Consortium

Fuji-OSCAR 29
Launched 8/17/1996
Responsible Organization: JARL

Mexico-OSCAR 30
Launched 9/5/1996
Responsible Organization: National University of Mexico

TMSAT-OSCAR 31
Launched 7/10/1998
Responsible Organization: Mahanikorn University

Gurwin-OSCAR 32
Launched 7/10/1998
Responsible Organization: Technion Institute at Haifa

SEDSat-OSCAR 33
Launched 10/24/1998
Responsible Organization: University of Alabama in Huntsville

PANSAT-OSCAR 34
Launched 10/30/1998
Responsible Organization: Naval Postgraduate School

SUNSAT-OSCAR 35
Launched 3/23/1999
Responsible Organization: Stellenbosch University

UoSAT-OSCAR 36
Launched 4/21/1999
Responsible Organization: Surrey Satellite Technology

ASU-OSCAR 37
Launched 1/27/2000
Responsible Organization: Arizona State University

OPAL-OSCAR 38
Launched 1/27/2000
Responsible Organization: Stanford Satellite Systems Development Lab.

Weber-OSCAR 39
Launched 1/27/2000
Responsible Organization: Weber State University / US Air Force

AMSAT-OSCAR 40
Launched 11/16/2000
Responsible Organization: International AMSAT Organizations

SaudiSat-OSCAR 41
Launched 9/26/2000
Responsible Organization: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

SaudiSat-OSCAR 42
Launched 9/26/2000
Responsible Organization: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Starshine-OSCAR 43
Launched 9/30/2001
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Navy-OSCAR 44
Launched 9/30/2001
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Navy-OSCAR 45
Launched 9/30/2001
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Malaysian-OSCAR-46
Launched 9/26/2000
Responsible Organization: Astronautic Technology (M) SDN. BHD. Company (ATSB)

BreizhSAT-OSCAR 47
Launched 5/3/2002
Responsible Organization: AMSAT France

BreizhSAT-OSCAR 48
Launched 5/3/2002
Responsible Organization: AMSAT France

AATiS-OSCAR-49
Launched 12/20/2002
Responsible Organization: Arbeitskreis Amateurfunk und Telekommunikation in der Schule (AATiS e.V.)

Saudi-OSCAR 50
Launched 12/20/2002
Responsible Organization: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

AMSAT-OSCAR 51
Launched 6/29/2004
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

VUSat-OSCAR 52
Launched 5/5/2005
Responsible Organization: AMSAT India

eXpress-OSCAR 53
Launched 10/27/2005
Responsible Organization: Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative

AMSAT-OSCAR 54
Launched 2/3/2006
Responsible Organization: ARISS-Russia / ARISS-International / AMSAT

CubeSat-OSCAR 55
Launched 6/30/2003
Responsible Organization: Tokyo Institute of Technology Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS)

CubeSat-OSCAR 56
Launched 2/21/2006
Responsible Organization: Tokyo Institute of Technology Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS)

CubeSat-OSCAR 57
Launched 6/30/2003
Responsible Organization: University of Tokyo

CubeSat-OSCAR 58
Launched 10/27/2005
Responsible Organization: Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, University of Tokyo

HITSAT-OSCAR 59
Launched 9/22/2006
Responsible Organization: Hokkaido Institute of Technology

Navy-OSCAR 60
Launched 12/10/2006
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Navy-OSCAR 61
Launched 12/10/2006
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Navy-OSCAR 62
Launched 12/10/2006
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

PehuenSat-OSCAR 63
Launched 10/1/2006
Responsible Organization: Argentine Association for Space Technology (AATE), Universidad Nacional del Comahue, & AMSAT Argentina (AMSAT-LU).

Delfi-OSCAR 64
Launched 4/28/2006
Responsible Organization: Technical University of Delft

CubeSat-OSCAR 65
Launched 4/28/2008
Responsible Organization: Tokyo Institute of Technology Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS)

CubeSat-OSCAR 66
Launched 4/28/2008
Responsible Organization: Nihon University

Sumbandila-OSCAR 67
Launched 9/17/2009
Responsible Organization: University of Stellenbosch

Hope-OSCAR 68
Launched 12/15/2009
Responsible Organization: CAMSAT

FASTRAC-OSCAR 69
Launched 11/20/2010
Responsible Organization: University of Texas at Austin

FASTRAC-OSCAR 70
Launched 11/20/2010
Responsible Organization: University of Texas at Austin

AubieSat-OSCAR 71
Launched 10/28/2011
Responsible Organization: Auburn University

MaSat-OSCAR 72
Launched 2/13/2012
Responsible Organization: Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary

AMSAT-OSCAR 73
Launched 11/21/2013
Responsible Organization: AMSAT-UK / AMSAT-NL

LUSat-OSCAR 74
Launched 11/21/2013
Responsible Organization: Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation

Louisiana-OSCAR 75
Launched 11/20/2013
Responsible Organization: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Morehead-OSCAR 76
Launched 11/21/2013
Responsible Organization: Morehead State University

CubeSat-OSCAR 77
Launched 2/27/2014
Responsible Organization: University of Tokyo / Tama Art University

LituanicaSAT-OSCAR 78
Launched 1/9/2014
Responsible Organization: Vilnius University

European-OSCAR 79
Launched 6/19/2014
Responsible Organization: Von Karman Institut für Strömungsmechanik

European-OSCAR 80
Launched 6/19/2014
Responsible Organization: Von Karman Institut für Strömungsmechanik

Fuji-OSCAR 81
Launched 12/3/2014
Responsible Organization: Tama Art University

Fuji-OSCAR 82
Launched 12/3/2014
Responsible Organization: Kagoshima Unviersity

Navy-OSCAR 83
Launched 5/20/2015
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

Navy-OSCAR 84
Launched 5/20/2015
Responsible Organization: US Naval Academy

AMSAT-OSCAR 85
Launched 10/8/2015
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

Indonesia-OSCAR 86
Launched 9/28/2015
Responsible Organization: LAPAN

LUSEX-OSCAR 87
Launched 5/30/2016
Responsible Organization: Satellogic S.A. / AMSAT Argentina

Emirates-OSCAR 88
Launched 2/15/2017
Responsible Organization: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre / American University of Sharjah

Tsukuba-OSCAR 89
Launched 1/16/2017
Responsible Organization: University of Tsukuba Satellite Project

LilacSat-OSCAR 90
Launched 5/25/2017
Responsible Organization: Harbin Institute of Technology

AMSAT-OSCAR 91
Launched 11/18/2017
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

AMSAT-OSCAR 92
Launched 1/12/2018
Responsible Organization: AMSAT

Lunar-OSCAR 93
Launched 5/18/2018
Responsible Organization: Harbin Institute of Technology

Lunar-OSCAR 94
Launched 5/18/2018
Responsible Organization: Harbin Institute of Technology