Fox-1A Launch Date
AMSAT has received a launch date for the Fox-1A satellite. Fox-1A will be launched on August 27, 2015 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on the NROL-55 flight for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The launch time has not been announced.
Fox-1A Operating Frequencies include:
Uplink 435.180 MHz FM
Downlink 145.980 MHz FM
The NROL-55 launch is a classified launch so we’ll announce the orbit afterward.
I spoke earlier of our design We’re launching a satellite, a Borg Cube, complete with pics and all.
We are using this same design in three other launches:
The AMSAT Fox series of satellites will include additional opportunities for launch during 2015-2016:
◾Fox-1B will fly with the Vanderbilt University radiation experiments expected in 2016.
◾Fox-1C* will launch on Spaceflight’s maiden mission of the SHERPA multi-cubesat deployer during the 3rd quarter of 2015.
◾Fox-1D is a flight spare for Fox-1C. If not needed as a spare it will become available to launch on any open launch slot which becomes available and be submitted in a Cubesat Launch Initiative (CSLI) proposal in 2015.
◾Fox-1E is built as a flight spare for Fox-1B but has been included in a student science proposal as part of the November, 2014 CSLI for an ELaNa flight slot. If selected the Fox-1B spare will fly as Fox-1E.
It’s a great time to be an engineer.
Then again, its *always* a great time to be an engineer. :D