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Fox 1C (Fox 1Cliff, AO 95, AMSAT-OSCAR 95)

Fox 1C [AMSAT]

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

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

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 (Block 5) 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 (Block 5) in late 2017 or early 2018.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Amateur communication, technology
Operator: AMSAT, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech
Contractors: AMSAT
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 574 km × 591 km, 97.77°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Fox 1C (Fox 1Cliff, AO 95, AMSAT-OSCAR 95) 2018-099N 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R


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