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Fox-1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2015-058D

Description

As affordable launch opportunities for amateur communications satellites become more rare, AMSAT deviced a new strategy: a small cubesat, which hosts both an amateur communications payload as well as a scientific or technological payload, so that the satellite qualifies for launches in NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Program.

The Fox 1A mission hosts a Penn State student experiment with MEMS gyros and an AMSAT FM analog transponder for digital data up to 9600 bps as a replacement for AMSAT Echo (AO 51).

Fox 1A is an 1U CubeSat designed to operate in Low Earth Orbit. It carries a 2 meter whip antenna and a 70 cm whip antenna.

Fox 1A was accepted into NASA ELaNa program in February 2012.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2015-10-08
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
    Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (United States)

    Disciplines

    • Communications
    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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