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.
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. It was launched on the ELaNa-14 mission.
|Type / Application:||Amateur communication, technology|
|Operator:||AMSAT, Vanderbilt University|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||454 km × 818 km, 97.7°|
|RadFxSat (Fox 1B, AO 91, AMSAT-OSCAR 91)||2017-073E||18.11.2017||Va SLC-2W||Delta-7920-10C||with JPSS 1, MiRaTA, Buccaneer RMM, EagleSat, MakerSat 0|