Fox 1D [AMSAT]
Fox-1D is a radio amateur and technology research cubesat developed by AMSAT and hosting several university developed payloads.
Fox-1D will carry a high energy radiation instrument “HERCI” developed by the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, a Virginia Tech camera experiment, and a Pennsylvania State-Erie MEMS gyro experiment. Fox-1D 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.
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.
|Type / Application:||Amateur communication, technology|
|Operator:||AMSAT, University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, Virginia Tech, Pennsylvania State-Erie|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Fox 1D||-||2017||Sr||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2ER ?, Arkyd 6A, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, STEP Cube Lab, ?|