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  • Monday, December 12, 2011

    50th Anniversary of OSCAR 1

    On December 12, 1961 the first Amateur Radio satellite took to the skies. Known as OSCAR 1 (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio), the satellite was part of a payload launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard an Agena rocket. It was inserted into a 431 X 245 kilometer orbit inclined about 81 degrees to the Earth’s equator.

    The satellite was in orbit for 22 days and was heard by more t...

    Via ARRL - Read the full Article