Monday, November 27, 2017

Fox-1B Satellite Launched, Now AO-91

AMSAT's newest amateur satellite - Fox-1B (also known as RadFxSat) - was launched on November 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and successfully entered orbit and started transmitting. It has been designated as AMSAT-OSCAR 91.
According to the AMSAT News Service, the cubesat carries a scientific package - developed by Vanderbilt University - designed to measure the effects of space radiation on electronic components. It also includes an amateur FM transponder with an uplink on 70 centimeters and a downlink on 2 meters.