Observation 213855: OSCAR 7 (7530)

Regarding Observation 213855

Hello ,
Newbie from Sweden :slight_smile:
What do you think of this observation, is it a Satellite ?

/Hakan SM6TLX

Hello @SM6TLX !

The straight lines you see in the middle and left of the waterfall are indeed transmissions from OSCAR 7. Keep in mind that OSCAR 7 is one of the oldest satellites still in orbit, and has been a failed (non-operational one) for many many years. Recently (2002) it started transmitting again but not in the original operating capacity. It is used still by some HAMs around the world. Read more about its fascinating story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMSAT-OSCAR_7

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