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.
January 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australis OSCAR 5 An event to celebrate the anniversary was held where it all happened 50 years ago at the University of Melbourne on 27 February 2020. See the Links tab for a news report of the event. The second edition of "Australis OSCAR 5, The Story of how Melbourne University Students Built Australia's First satellite" book 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"