Fox-1D Satellite Launch Vehicle

AMSAT’s Fox-1D Satellite Scheduled For Launch!

Source: AMSAT’s Fox-1D Launch Scheduled for 03:58 UTC January 12, 2018 | QRZ Forums

Fox-1D Satellite - a new Amateur Radio FM EasySat

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.

Another Amateur Radio Satellite will be on the air soon! Fox-1D carries an FM U/V transponder – another FM EasySat. It’s a great time to get involved in Amateur Radio sSatellites! There is lots of information here on our website about how to build a satellite ground station, operate using satellites, and about what is up. See the following link for our satellite articles. Our Members can view the our Tech Night presentation on building a satellite station in our video archives.

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One thought on “AMSAT’s Fox-1D Satellite Scheduled For Launch!”

  1. As you may know if you follow this stuff, Fox-1D was launched successfully and on reaching orbit and communicating, it was renamed AMSAT OSCAR 92, AO-92. AO-92 has two experiments of particular interest to hams, one for downlink and one for uplink.
    AO-92 has a QVGA resolution camera (much better than slow-scan). The satellite is still currently in testing, but eventually a sched will be published for when the camera will be on. Here is a link to some of the test pictures. I’ll try to post a couple here with descriptions.
    AO-92 also has the capability of L-band uplink. It will be switched between 70cm and 23cm on a to-be-determined schedule, after the satellite is commissioned.

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