• [AMSAT-UK] The UoSAT-1 story: ingenuity, teamwork and lots of favours!

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    The UoSAT-1 story: ingenuity, teamwork and lots of favours!

    Posted: 06 Oct 2021 11:52 AM PDT https://amsat-uk.org/2021/10/06/the-uosat-1-story-ingenuity-teamwork-and-lots-of-favours/

    UoSAT-1 OSCAR 9 and Team

    UoSAT-OSCAR-9 (UoSAT-1), developed at the University of Surrey by Martin Sweeting G3YJO and his team, was launched into orbit 40 years ago on
    October 6, 1981.

    UoSAT-1 was the first modern microsatellite with in-orbit re-programmable computers and its signals were decoded and analysed by thousands of radio amateurs, schools & universities around the world.

    Find out about the audacious favours Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO called in to
    get UoSAT-1 off the ground in 1981, and the ingenious hack he used to
    vibration test it using a car and Guildford High Street!

    Read the UoSAT-1 story at


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