Australis Oscar 5

Fifty years ago, on 1970 January 23, the first built, second launched Australian satellite was orbited from California. Australis Oscar 5 was an amateur radio satellite built by students at Melbourne University, and was the first satellite to be built in Australia. Unfortunately, it was beaten to the launch pad by Wresat.

On The Space Show on January 22, to mark the 50th anniversary, we will have as our guest Richard Tonkin, one of the team that built Australis Oscar 5.

Please listen, 7 to 8 pm.

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  • I remember the event. I worked with Richard Tonkin at the Bureau of Meteorology at the time and also was an amateur radion enthusiast at the time. Looking forward to hearing the interview.

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