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RadFxSat 2 (Fox 1E)

Fox 1B [AMSAT]
Fox 1E similar

Fox-1E is a radio amateur and technology research cubesat developed by AMSAT and hosting several university developed payloads.

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

The satellite will carry the RadFxSat 2 radiation effects experiment similar to RadFxSat (Fox-1B) but will study new FinFET technology.

Fox-1E will also serve as a communications relay for amateurs worldwide via a new Mode J linear transponder. The transponder is planned to be 30 kHz wide and will also include a 1200 bps BPSK telemetry beacon. The purpose of the project is to test a design for a linear transponder that could be made available to CubeSat builders as a secondary, or even primary, Amateur Radio payload.. The communications and experiment missions will run concurrently.

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.

RadFxSat 2 (Fox 1E) was selected in February 2016 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI).

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Amateur communication, technology
Operator: AMSAT, ?
Contractors: AMSAT
Equipment: Mode J linear transponder
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RadFxSat 2 (Fox 1E) - 2018 Mo LauncherOne with INCA, ALBus, CACTUS 1, ExoCube 2, MicroMAS 2b, MiTEE 1, PolarCube, Q-PACE, TechEdSat 7, CAPE 3, PICS 1, PICS 2, SHFT 2 , IMPACT 2A, IMPACT 2B
Further RadFxSat missions: