International Designator 1999-021


UOSAT 12 is a British minisatellite that was launched by a converted SS-18 (renamed Dnepr 1) ICBM from a silo in Baikonur at 05:00 UT on 1999 April 21. It carries multispectral remote sensing cameras and a transponder to facilitate amateur radio links in the L-to-S band. Attitude determination is carried out through GPS signals. Initial orbital parameters were period 97 min, apogee 661 km, perigee 659 km, and inclination 64.5 deg.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 546

Dr. T.S. Kelso []
Last updated: 2008 January 8 20:50 UTC
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