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TiungSAT-1 is the first Malaysian microsatellite. [1] [2] The satellite is developed through the technology transfer and training programme between Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd (ATSB) Malaysia and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., United Kingdom. TiungSAT-1 was launched aboard Dnepr rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on 26 September 2000. [3]

In May 2002, the amateur radio payload on the satellite was designated Malaysian OSCAR-46, or MO-46. [4]

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  2. Norilmi Amilia Ismail (2022). "Space Sector Development in Malaysia". ASEAN Space Programs: History and Way Forward. Springer Nature. pp. 43–55. doi:10.1007/978-981-16-7326-9_3. ISBN   978-981-16-7325-2. S2CID   245925777.
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  4. "AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 069.01 FROM AMSAT HQ". Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. 2002-03-10. Retrieved 2016-12-11.