Australis OSCAR 5 The story of the first satellite built in Australia, built by students at the University of Melbourne in the 1960s and launched by NASA in 1970. What were things like in the 1960s, the technology? Who were those students? And what about the satellite itself and its flight in space? Explore these topics, and more, by clicking on the tabs above. Richard and Owen attended and presented at the AMSAT 50th Anniversary Symposium in Washington, DC, October 18 and 18 Click here for the AMSAT web site A new book, "Australis OSCAR 5, The Story of how Melbourne University Students Built Australia's First satellite" is available. Order it here or see the LINKS tab to order your copy. In the United States go to www.isdistribution.com and search for "australis oscar 5"