AO-27 aka EYESAT-1
(Repeater in the sky)
NASA Catalog Number : 22825
Launched : Sept. 26, 1993
Orbit : Polar Low Earth Orbit
Period : 101 minutes
Amateur Payload w/ Commercial Experiment
AO-27 was launched aboard an Arianne V59 rocket from French Guiana along
with 2 other satellites KITSAT-OSCAR-25 (KO-25) and ITALY-OSCAR-26 (IO-26).
The satellite is a Microsat experimental satellite built by Interferometics
in Virginia and the amateur equipment was constructed by AMRAD to meet the
needs of amateurs for a platform to conduct digital satellite communications
The commercial side of the spacecraft's mission is experimental monitoring
of mobile industrial equipment.
Operational every pass during daylight