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-NA now administers the numbering of OSCAR satellites. Following is a list of the 90 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-NA

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-NA

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-NA