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Below are checklists of amateur (ham) radio satellites, including launch dates and images of the satellites. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

See also the amateur (ham) radio page, for items related to, but that do not include amateur radio satellites.


Satellite series covered:


Amateur Satellite (Amsat) / OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) series

SatelliteCountryLaunch DateImages
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OSCAR-1USA1961-12-12OSCAR-1OSCAROSCAR
OSCAR-2USA1962-06-02OSCAR-2
OSCAR-3 (EGRS-3)USA1965-03-09OSCAR-3
OSCAR-4USA1965-12-21OSCAR-4
Australis-OSCAR-5 (AO-5, AO-A)Australia1970-01-23OSCAR-5
Amsat-OSCAR-6 (AO-6, AO-C, P2A)USA1972-10-15OSCAR-6
Amsat-OSCAR-7 (AO-7, AO-B, P2B)USA / Spain1974-11-15OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
OSCAR-7
Amsat-OSCAR-8 (AO-8, AO-D, P2D)USA1978-03-05OSCAR-8
OSCAR-8
Amsat-P3A [failed]USA1980-05-23Amsat-P3A
Amsat-P3A
Amsat-P3A
UoSat-OSCAR-9 (UO-9, UoSat-1, UoSat-A)UK1981-10-06UoSat-1
UoSat-1
OSCAR-9
Amsat-OSCAR-10 (AO-10, P3B)USA1983-06-16OSCAR-10
OSCAR-10
OSCAR-10
UoSat-OSCAR-11 (UO-11, UoSat-2, UoSat-B)UK1984-03-01UoSat-2
OSCAR-11
Fuji-OSCAR-12 (FO-12, JAS-1a, Fuji-1)Japan1986-08-13Fuji
Fuji-1/1b
Amsat-OSCAR-13 (AO-13, P3C)USA1988-06-15OSCAR-13
UoSat-OSCAR-14 (UO-14, UoSat-3, UoSat-D)UK1990-01-22UoSat-3
OSCAR-14
UoSat-OSCAR-15 (UO-15, UoSat-4, UoSat-E)UKUoSat-4
Amsat-OSCAR-16 (AO-16) / Pacsat / Microsat-1USAOSCAR-16
DOVE-OSCAR-17 (DO-17) / Microsat-2BrazilOSCAR-17
WeberSat-OSCAR-18 (WO-18) / Microsat-3USAOSCAR-18
LUsat-OSCAR-19 (LO-19) / Microsat-4ArgentinaOSCAR-19
Fuji-OSCAR-20 (FO-20, JAS-1b, Fuji-1b)Japan1990-02-07Fuji
Fuji-1/1b
OSCAR-20
OSCAR-20/29 type
Amsat-OSCAR-21 (AO-21) / RS-14 / Informator-1 (one satellite)Russia1991-01-29OSCAR-21
UoSat-OSCAR-22 (UO-22, UoSat-5, UoSat-F)UK1991-07-17UoSat-5
OSCAR-22
OSCAR-22
Kitsat-OSCAR-23 (KO-23) / Kitsat-1 / Uribyol-1Korea1992-08-10OSCAR-23
Arsene-OSCAR-24 (AO-24)France1993-05-12OSCAR-24
Kitsat-OSCAR-25 (KO-25) / Kitsat-2 / Uribyol-2Korea1993-09-26OSCAR-25
ITAmsat-OSCAR-26 (IO-26)ItalyOSCAR-26
AMRAD-OSCAR-27 (AO-27, Eyesat-1)USAOSCAR-27
OSCAR-27
Posat-OSCAR-28 (PO-28, Posat-1)PortugalOSCAR-28
UNAMSat-1 (UNAMSat-A), Gurwin-1a / TechSat-1a [failed]Mexico / Israel1995-03-28UNAMSat
TechSat-1
Fuji-OSCAR-29 (FO-29, JAS-2, Fuji-2)Japan1996-08-17Fuji
OSCAR-20/29 type
Mexico-OSCAR-30 (MO-30, UNAMSat-B)Mexico / Russia1996-09-05UNAMSat
TMSAT-OSCAR-31 (TO-31, TMSat-1)Thailand1998-07-10OSCAR-31
Gurwin-OSCAR-32 (GO-32, Gurwin-1b, TechSat-1b)IsraelTechSat-1
SEDSat-OSCAR-33 (SO-33, SEDSat-1)USA1998-10-24OSCAR-33
PANSat-OSCAR-34 (PO-34) [STS-95/Discovery-deployed]USA1998-10-30OSCAR-34
SunSat-OSCAR-35 (SO-35)South Africa1999-02-23OSCAR-35
UoSat-OSCAR-36 (UO-36, UoSat-12)UK1999-04-21UoSat-12
Kitsat-3 / Uribyol-3Korea1999-05-26Kitsat-3
ASUSat-OSCAR-37 (AO-37, ASUSat-1)USA2000-01-27OSCAR-37
OPAL-OSCAR-38 (OO-38, StenSat)USAOSCAR-38
Weber-OSCAR-39 (WO-39, JAWSAT)USAOSCAR-39
Amsat-OSCAR-40 (AO-40, P3D)USA2000-11-16Amsat-P3D
Amsat-P3D
OSCAR-40
SaudiSat-OSCAR-41 (SO-41, SaudiSat-1a)Saudi Arabia2000-09-26OSCAR-41
SaudiSat-OSCAR-42 (SO-42, SaudiSat-1b)Saudi ArabiaOSCAR-42
STARSHINE-OSCAR-43 (SO-43, STARSHINE-3)USA2001-09-30STARSHINE-3
Navy-OSCAR-44 (NO-44, PCSat-1)USAOSCAR-44
OSCAR-44
Navy-OSCAR-45 (NO-45, SAPPHIRE)USAOSCAR-45
Malaysian-OSCAR-46 (MO-46, TiungSat-1)Malaysia2000-09-26OSCAR-46
OSCAR-46
Idefix: BreizhSat-OSCAR-47 (BO-47)France2002-05-04OSCAR-47/48 type
OSCAR-47/48 type
Idefix: BreizhSat-OSCAR-48 (BO-48)France
AATiS-OSCAR-49 (AO-49, Safir-M, RUBIN-2)Germany2002-12-20OSCAR-49
SaudiSat-OSCAR-50 (SO-50, SaudiSat-1c)Saudi ArabiaOSCAR-50
Amsat-OSCAR-51 (AO-51, Amsat-Echo)USA2004-06-29OSCAR-51
VUSat-OSCAR-52 (VO-52, HAMSAT)India2005-05-05OSCAR-52
eXpress-OSCAR-53 (XO-53, SSETI-Express)Russia2005-10-27OSCAR-53
Amsat-OSCAR-54 (AO-54, SuitSat, RadioSkaf-1) [Progress-M54 launched]Russia2005-09-08 (launched to ISS)
2006-02-03 (deployed from ISS)
OSCAR-54
CubeSat-OSCAR-55 (CO-55, Cute-1)Russia2003-06-30Cute-1.7
CubeSat-OSCAR-56 (CO-56, Cute-1.7)Japan2006-02-21Cute-1.7
CubeSat-OSCAR-57 (CO-57, CubeSat-XI-4)Russia2003-06-30CubeSat-XI-4
CubeSat-OSCAR-58 (CO-58, CubeSat-XI-5)Russia2005-10-27CubeSat-XI-4
HITSat-OSCAR-59 (HO-59)Japan2006-09-22OSCAR-59
Navy-OSCAR-60 (NO-60, RAFT-1) [STS-116/Discovery-deployed]USA2006-12-10OSCAR-60
Navy-OSCAR-61 (NO-61, ANDE-MAA) [STS-116/Discovery-deployed]USAOSCAR-61+62
Navy-OSCAR-62 (NO-62, ANDE-FCal) [STS-116/Discovery-deployed]USA
Pehuensat-OSCAR-63 (PO-63, Pehuensat-1)Argentina2007-01-10OSCAR-63
Delft-OSCAR-64 (DO-64, Delfi-C3)Netherlands2008-04-28OSCAR-64
Cubesat-OSCAR-65 (CO-65, Cute-1.7)JapanCute-1.7
Cubesat-OSCAR-66 (CO-66, SEEDS-2)JapanOSCAR-66
Sumbandila-OSCAR-67 (SO-67, Sumbandila)South Africa2009-09-17OSCAR-67
Hope-OSCAR-68 (HO-68, XW-1)China (PR)2009-12-15OSCAR-68
ARISSat-1 (Kedr, RadioSkaf-2) [Progress-M-09M launched]Russia2011-01-28 (launched to ISS)
2011-08-03 (deployed from ISS)
ARISSat-1
FASTRAC-OSCAR-69 (FO-69, FASTRAC-1 / USA-222)USA2010-11-20OSCAR-69
FASTRAC-OSCAR-70 (FO-70, FASTRAC-2 / USA-228)
AubieSat-OSCAR-71 (AO-71, AubieSat-1)USA2011-10-28OSCAR-71
MaSat-OSCAR-72 (MO-72, MaSat-1)Hungary2012-02-13OSCAR-72
OSCAR-72
Amsat-OSCAR-73 (AO-73, FUNcube-1)UK / Netherlands2013-11-21OSCAR-73
LUSat-OSCAR-74 (LO-74, CubeBug-2)Argentina2013-11-21OSCAR-74
Louisiana-OSCAR-75 (LO-75, CAPE-2)USA2013-11-20OSCAR-75
Morehead-OSCAR-76 (MO-76, Eagle-2)USA2013-11-21OSCAR-76
CubeSat-OSCAR-77 (CO-77, ArtSat-1)Japan2014-02-27OSCAR-77
Lituanica-OSCAR-78 (LO-78, LituanicaSat-1) [Cygnus-CRS-1 launched]Lithuania2014-01-09OSCAR-78
European-OSCAR-79 (EO-79, FUNcube-3)Belgium2014-06-19OSCAR-79
European-OSCAR-80 (EO-80, QB50P2)Belgium2014-06-19OSCAR-80
Fuji-OSCAR-81 (FO-81, ArtSat-2)Japan2014-12-03OSCAR-81
Fuji-OSCAR-82 (FO-82, Shin'en-2)Japan2014-12-03OSCAR-82
Naval Academy-OSCAR-83 (NO-83, BRICSat-1)USA2015-05-20OSCAR-83
Naval Academy-OSCAR-84 (NO-84, ParkinsonSat-A)USA2015-05-20OSCAR-84
Amsat-OSCAR-85 (AO-85, Fox-1A)USA2015-10-08OSCAR-85
Indonesia-OSCAR-86 (IO-86, LAPAN-A2)Indonesia2015-09-28OSCAR-86
LUSat-OSCAR-87 (LO-87, NuSat-1)Argetina2016-05-30OSCAR-87

Russian Radio Sputnik (RS) series satellites

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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RS-1, RS-21978-10-26RS-1
RS-2
RSRS
RS-3, RS-4, RS-5, RS-6, RS-7, RS-81981-12-17RS-3
RS-9Canceled
RS-10 / RS-11 / Kosmos-1861 (one satellite)1987-06-23Kosmos-1861/RS-10/RS-11
RS-12 / RS-13 / Kosmos-2123 (one satellite)1991-02-05Kosmos-2123/RS-12/RS-13 (mis-labeled "RS-15")
RS-14 / Amsat-OSCAR-21 (AO-21) / Informator-1 (one satellite)1991-01-29OSCAR-21
RS-15 / Radio-ROSTO1994-12-26RS-15
Mozhayets-1Never launched
RS-16 / Mozhayets-2 / Zeya1997-03-04RS-16
RS-17a / Sputnik-40, RS-17b / Sputnik-40-2 [Progress-M36 launched]1997-10-05 (launched to Mir)
1997-11-04 (deployed from Mir)
RS-17a
RS-18 / Sputnik-41 [Progress-M40 launched]1998-10-25 (launched to Mir)
1998-11-10 (deployed from Mir)
RS-18
RS-18
RS-19 / Sputnik-99 [Progress-M41 launched]1999-04-02 (launched to Mir)
1999-04-16 (deployed from Mir)
RS-20 / Mozhayets-32002-11-28RS-20
RS-20
RS-21 / Kolibri-2000 [Progress-M1-7 launched]2001-11-26 (launched to ISS)
2002-02-14 (deployed from Progress after departing from ISS)
RS-21
RS-21
RS-22 / Mozhayets-42003-09-27
RS-23 / Universitetsky-1 / Tatyana-12005-01-20RS-23
RS-25 / Mozhayets-52005-10-27RS-25
RS-27 / Baumanets-1 [failed]2006-07-26RS-27
RS-28 / UGATUSAT2009-09-17RS-28
RS-30 / Yubileyniy-12008-05-23RS-30
RS-38 / Universitetsky-2 / Tatyana-22009-09-17RS-38
RS-39 / Chibis-M [Progress-M-13M launched]2011-10-30 (launched to ISS)
2012-01-23 (deployed from ISS)
RS-39
RS-40 / MiR / ex-Yubileyniy-22012-07-28RS-30

Russian Iskra-series satellites

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Iskra-11981-07-10IskraIskraIskra
Iskra-2 [Soyuz-T5 launched]1982-05-14 (launched to Salyut-7)
1982-05-17 (deployed from Salyut-7)
Iskra-3 [Progress-16 launched]1982-10-31 (launched to Salyut-7)
1982-11-18 (deployed from Salyut-7)


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