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RadFxSat (Fox 1B)

Fox 1B (RadFxSat) [AMSAT]

The RadFxSat (Radiation Effects Satellite) or Fox 1B is a joint mission by AMSAT and the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics at Vanderbilt University. It hosts a technology experiment by Vanderbilt University and an amateur communications payload by AMSAT.

RadFxSat is an 1U CubeSat designed to operate in Low Earth Orbit built based on the design of Fox 1A. It carries a 2 meter whip antenna and a 70 cm whip antenna.

The Vanderbilt payload is to advance the state of the art in understanding the effects of space radiation on electronic components, demonstrate an on-orbit platform for radiation qualification of components for space flight and to validate and improve computer models used to predict radiation tolerance of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

AMSAT's payload is the same as on Fox 1A, a FM analog transponder for digital data up to 9600 bps, but operating on but on a different frequency pair.

RadFxSat was accepted into NASA ELaNa program in 2013.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Amateur communication, technology
Operator: AMSAT, Vanderbilt University
Contractors: AMSAT
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RadFxSat (Fox 1B) - 2017 Va SLC-2W Delta-7920-10C with JPSS 1, MiRaTA, EagleSat, Buccaneer RMM, MakerSat 0

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Further RadFxSat missions: