Fox 1C [AMSAT]
Fox-1C is a radio amateur and technology research cubesat developed by AMSAT and hosting several university developed payloads.
As affordable launch opportunities for amateur communications satellites become more rare, AMSAT deviced a new strategy: a small cubesat, which hosts both an amateur communications payload as well as a scientific or technological payload, so that the satellite qualifies for launches in sponsored programs like NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Program.
Fox-1C will carry a radiation effects experiment developed by the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) at Vanderbilt University, a Virginia Tech camera experiment, and a Pennsylvania State-Erie MEMS gyro experiment.
Fox-1C will also serve as a communications relay for amateurs worldwide via the onboard FM repeater system. The communications and experiment missions will run concurrently. The repeater features a VHF downlink with FM analog voice and FSK data and UHF and L-band uplink.
AMSAT has teamed with Spaceflight Inc. for integration and launch utilizing Spaceflight’s SHERPA system on a Falcon-9 v1.2 launch vehicle to a sun-synchronous orbit in the third quarter of 2015. The mission was the rebooked on the SSO-A cluster launch also on a Falcon-9 v1.2 in late 2017 or early 2018.
|Type / Application:||Amateur communication, technology|
|Operator:||AMSAT, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Fox 1C (Fox 1Cliff)||-||2018||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2||with SkySat 14, SkySat 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, STPSat 5, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, BlackSky Global 1, ..., 4, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, Flock-v 1, ..., ?, ORS 7A, ORS 7B, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Orbital Reflector, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, JY1-Sat, ?|