• [AMSAT-UK] Launch Window for AMSATs RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Opens December

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    Launch Window for AMSATs RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Opens December 19

    Posted: 03 Dec 2020 06:51 AM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2020/12/03/launch-window-for-amsat-radfxsat-2-fox-1e/

    LauncherOne Drop Test July 2019 Credit Virgin Orbit

    The AMSAT News Service (ANS) reports Virgin Orbit has announced that the
    launch window for their LauncherOne Launch Demo 2 mission opens on December 19th. This launch will carry AMSATs RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E to orbit.

    RadFxSat-2, like RadFxSat / Fox-1B, now AMSAT-OSCAR 91, is a partnership opportunity between Vanderbilt University and AMSAT and will carry a
    similar radiation effects experiment, studying new FinFET technology.

    RadFxSat-2 is the fifth and final Fox-1 satellite built by AMSAT. The RadFxSat-2 spacecraft bus is built on the Fox-1 series but features a
    linear transponder “upgrade” to replace the standard FM transponder in Fox-1A through D. In addition, the uplink and downlink bands are reversed
    from the previous Fox satellites in a Mode V/u (J) configuration using a 2 meter uplink and 70 cm downlink. The downlink features a 1200 bps BPSK telemetry channel to carry the Vanderbilt science data in addition to a 30
    kHz wide transponder for amateur radio use. Telemetry and experiment data
    can be decoded using FoxTelem version 1.09 or later.

    FoxTelem is available at https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/

    Participation in telemetry collection by as many stations in as many parts
    of the world as possible is essential as AMSAT Engineering looks for
    successful startup and indications of the general health and function of
    the satellite as it begins to acclimate to space. AMSAT will send a commemorative 3D printed QSL card to the first station capturing telemetry
    from RadFxSat-2.

    RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Frequencies:

    Telemetry Downlink 435.750 MHz

    Inverting Linear Transponder Uplink 145.860 MHz 145.890 MHz

    Inverting Linear Transponder Downlink 435.760 MHz 435.790 MHz

    [ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information]

    Source AMSAT News Service https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

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