AMSAT Engineering Video Update Available

Jerry Buxton, N0JY, Vice President-Engineering has published a two-
minute video update on the progress of AMSAT projects. Among the
highlights are:

  • The RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E satellite is ready for delivery and
    integration and is expected to launch by the end of the year.
  • The University of Maine will use an AMSAT LTM-1 module for command
    and control of their upcoming CubeSat mission, MESAT-1. The LTM-1
    also provides a linear transponder for amateur radio use. AMSAT is
    in discussions with additional partners about flying LTM-1 modules.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vendors have been delayed in
    supplying printed circuit boards for the GOLF-TEE project. The
    impact of the pandemic has also affected the amount of time
    AMSAT’s volunteer engineers have for their hobby work. Completion
    of GOLF-TEE is expected by the end of June 2021.
  • Dependent on fulfilling its primary mission, the GOLF-TEE satellite
    may include a X-band downlink parrot of the V-band uplink and L/S
    band uplinks which are planned for GOLF-1.
  • Research is underway to place GOLF-1 into a higher orbit while
    meeting regulatory requirements.
  • GOLF-TEE is a candidate for a launch on an upcoming DoD mission.