What is the largest, and what were the dimensions of the largest amateur radio designated satellite in Earth orbit as of, or up until, 2014 other than the International space station.

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    $\begingroup$ I take it "Luna" is not the answer you're looking for, even though it can be used for amateur radio communications? $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ The word launch discourages that... $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm also going to assume not the ISS, as that isn't its prime function... $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 13:10
  • $\begingroup$ @PearsonArtPhoto Ironically, the OP has edited out the word "launched" now. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Commented May 2, 2014 at 11:56
  • $\begingroup$ What does OP stand for? $\endgroup$
    – Skyler 440
    Commented May 3, 2014 at 12:58

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According to my sources, the 3 biggest Amateur Radio satellites (By Radar Cross Section) are:

  • International Space Station
  • Oceansat 1- Had a small Amateur Radio payload
  • AO-40 Dedicated Amateur Radio satellite.

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