• RadFxSat (Fox-1B) FM Satellite Set to Launch in November

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Fri Oct 20 13:07:13 2017

    The next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite, RadFxSat (Fox-1B)[1], is scheduled to launch on November 10 at 0947 UTC. RadFxSat (Fox-1B), which will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder, is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa[2] XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) mission. JPSS-1 will launch on a Delta II vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

    RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE[3]) and hosts four payloads for the study of radiation effects on commercial off-the-shelf components. It will carry a Fox-1 style FM U/V repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellite and experiment telemetry will be downlinked via the DUV subaudible telemetry stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software. - Thanks to AMSAT-NA, via Paul Stoetzer, N8HM

    [1] https://www.amsat.org/countdown-to-launch-radfxsat-fox-1b/
    [2] https://www.nasa.gov/content/about-elana
    [3] http://www.isde.vanderbilt.edu/

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