• ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

    From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to all on Mon Nov 20 14:24:34 2017
    ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

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    Space Bulletin 015 ARLS015
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington, CT November 20, 2017
    To all radio amateurs

    ARLS015 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

    The latest CubeSat in the Fox series - RadFxSat (Fox-1B) - launched November 18
    from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC.

    "Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 1109 UTC," AMSAT reported. "Then the wait began. At 1212 UTC, the AMSAT Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC's WebSDR waterfall, saw the
    characteristic 'Fox Tail' of the Fox-1 series FM transmitter, confirming that the satellite was alive and transmitting over South Africa. Shortly after 1234 UTC, the first telemetry was received and uploaded to AMSAT servers by Maurizio
    Balducci, IV3RYQ, in Italy. Initial telemetry confirmed that the satellite was healthy."

    In the wake of the successful launch, deployment, and reception, OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, designated the new satellite as AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91).

    AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be available for
    general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete. AMSAT asks listeners to submit telemetry from RadFxSat (Fox-1B) to assist the Engineering team in completing the commissioning process. Experiment telemetry is downlinked via the DUV sub-audible telemetry stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software, available online at, https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/ .



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