Fox 1E [AMSAT]
Fox-1E 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.
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.
RadFxSat 2 (Fox 1E) was selected in February 2016 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). It will be launched on the ELaNa-20 mission on a dedicated LauncherOne.
|Type / Application:||Amateur communication, technology|
|Operator:||AMSAT, Vanderbilt University|
|Equipment:||Mode J linear transponder|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|RadFxSat 2 (Fox 1E, Evolution)||2021-002C||17.01.2021||Mo RW12/30||LauncherOne||with CACTUS 1, ExoCube 2, MiTEE 1, PolarCube, Q-PACE, TechEdSat 7, CAPE 3, PICS 1, PICS 2, Prometheus 2.8, Prometheus 2.11|