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Techsat 1

Also called Gurwin 1


Launch date 28 Mar 1995
Country of origin Israel
Mission Telecommunications
Launch vehicle Start #2

End of life

Cause Launcher failure
Decay 28 Mar 1995

The satellite carried a CCD camera, a radiation detector, an ozone monitor as well as satellite technology tests. It carried a multi-user store-and-forward Amateur Radio digital communications transponder. Gurwin could primarily operate at 9600 bits per second FSK although it was also capable of 1200 bps BPSK.

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Technical data


Prime contractor Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa
Mass at launch 50 kg
Mass in orbit  
Length 0.45 m
Width 0.5 m
Height 0.5 m
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Frequency chart

145 MHz uplink 1269 MHz uplink 435 MHz downlink
145.850 1269.700 435.225
145.890 1269.800 435.325
145.910 1269.900  
145.930 1269.950  

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