AMSAT's Fox-1D Launch Scheduled for 03:58 UTC January 12, 2018

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N8HM, Jan 8, 2018.

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  1. N8HM

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    AMSAT’s next Fox-1 satellite, Fox-1D, is scheduled for launch on January 12, 2018 at 03:58 UTC (Thursday, January 11th at 10:58 PM EST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. Fox-1D will launch as part of the PSLV-C40 mission on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with Cartosat-2F, an imaging satellite for the Indian government, and 29 other payloads.

    In addition to the Fox-1 U/v FM transponder, Fox-1D contains a number of exciting experiments, including a camera built by students at Virginia Tech, the University of Iowa's HERCI (High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument), and AMSAT's L-Band Downshifter which will give amateur radio operators an opportunity to experiment with a different uplink band. Stay tuned for more information about the launch and early operations of the satellite. In the mean time, now is a perfect time to join AMSAT and receive a free digital copy of "Getting Started with Amateur Satellites." Visit https://www.amsat.org/product-category/amsat-membership/ and help Keep Amateur Radio in Space!

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  2. WE4B

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    Godspeed!
     
  3. K6LCS

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    It will have FM voice repeater capabilities - as well as other projects on board.
    Tentatively, here are its FM voice frequencies ...

    145.880mHZ downlink, open tone

    435.350 or 1267.350mHZ uplink, 67.0 tone

    The control team will let us know which uplink frequency is active.
     
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  5. KI6PMD

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    Well it sure is nice to get a late Christmas gift ! Hope all goes well with the launch ! 73 all see you on the BIRDS ..
     
  6. K6LCS

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  7. W1JCB

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    Can't wait. Two new birds within a couple months. Good times
     
  8. UR3QTN

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    145.880mHZ downlink Heard today on 145.870 +- 5
     
  9. KD8SUP

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    It would seem getting the document "Getting Started with Amateur Satellites." before requiring membership would encourage joining the org.
     
  10. UR3QTN

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    Today my first via SAT!
     

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