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RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E uppskjutning 19 december 2020

Den sista satelliten i AMSAT-NAs FOX-serie, RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E, har fått ett uppskjutningsfönster som börjar den 19 december (2020). Till skillnad mot de andra FOX-satelliterna, som har haft FM-transponder, har Fox-1E en linjär inverterande transponder för SSB och CW-trafik.

Dessutom har telemetrilänken flyttat till 70cm på 435.750 MHz och kan tas emot med den senaste versionen av FoxTelem.

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Launch Window for AMSAT’s RadFxSat-2 / Fox-1E Opens December 19th

Virgin Orbit has announced that the launch window for their
LauncherOne Launch Demo 2 mission opens on December 19th. This launch
will carry AMSAT’s 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]

Av SM0TGU

Webmaster and member of the AMSAT-SM steering group.

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