ARLS002 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August
AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been
moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up
the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the
Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS-1 mission.
Information on ElaNa can be found on the web at, https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/elana/index.html
RadFxSat features the Fox-1 style Amateur Radio FM U/V repeater,
with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on
145.960 MHz. Satellite and experiment telemetry will be downlinked
via the “DUV” subaudible telemetry stream and can be decoded with
the FoxTelem software.
JPSS-1 will launch on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
California. RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University
ISDE and hosts four payloads for the study of radiation effects on
commercial off-the-shelf components.
RadFxSat construction and testing was completed in the fourth
quarter of 2016, and the CubeSat is currently in clean storage at
Fox Labs, awaiting delivery and integration, now scheduled for June.