SUNSAT is a new experimental satellite under construction by students at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This satellite is similar to the UoSATs built by the University of Surrey. SUNSAT is a microsatellite-class spacecraft that will be launched in January 1996 by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base on an Air Force Delta II as a replacement counter weight for the Danish Oersted microsatellite.

SUNSAT's primary payload is an amateur radio communications system that will support VHF, UHF, and S/L-bad links, a 9600 baud packet radio bulletin board system, a high-resolution imager, and some innovative communication packages and experiments:

SUNSAT Characteristics:

Source: Magliacane, John A. "Amateur Radios Satellites", Satellite Times, Vol. 1, No. 5, May/June 1995.