Unamsat 2


Spacecraft n:

Mexican spacecraft n: 6

Autonomous University of Mexico Satellite, also called MO-30 or Oscar 30

Launch data

Designation 24305 / 96052B
Launch date 05 Sep 1996
Launch site Plesetsk
Launch vehicle  Cosmos 3M
Earth orbit:
Perigee/Apogee 966/1010 km
Inclination 82.9°
Period 104.8 min

On board a 40.997 MHz pulse transmitter and a wide band receiver centered on the same freq. will enable the search for echoes produced on the ionized trails of meteors as they enter the atmosphere.

The launch of the satellite costed $112,000


Prime contractor  
Platform Amsat Microbus
Mass at launch 10.7 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 25 x 25 x 25 cm
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

End of life

Out of service 6 Sep 1996
Cause failed to operate, died after 1 day The uplink receiver did not survive the launch conditions

Frequency chart (MHz)

Downlink freq. Transponder/Beacon Mode
437.206 TX1 default
437.138 TX2  
Uplink freq. Transponder/Beacon Mode
145.815 Channel A  
145.835 Channel B  
145.855 Channel C  
145.875 Channel D  

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