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Fox-1D Satellite Set to Launch this Week, China to Launch Five New CubeSats

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January 9, 2018

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Fox-1D Satellite Set to Launch this Week, China to Launch
Five New CubeSats:

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Space Bulletin 001 ARLS001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT January 9, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS001
ARLS001 Fox-1D Satellite Set to Launch this Week, China to Launch
Five New CubeSats

The launch of AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat will take place from India on
January 12 (UTC). The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flight
had to be rescheduled from December 30. AMSAT Vice-President
Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, delivered Fox-1D to Spaceflight Inc
in Seattle last November for integration.

In addition to a Fox-1 U/V FM transponder, Fox-1D will carry several
university experiments, including a MEMS gyro from Pennsylvania
State University-Erie, a camera from Virginia Tech, and the
University of Iowa’s High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument
(HERCI) radiation mapping experiment. Fox-1D also carries the AMSAT
“L-Band Downshifter,” which gives the option of utilizing a 1.2 GHz
uplink for the FM transponder. The Fox-1D downlink will be on
145.880 MHz, and uplinks will be on 435.350 and 1,267.350 MHz (67 Hz
CTCSS), switchable.

In addition to the Fox-1D Amateur Radio payload, the PSLV will carry
the French PicSat, which carries a V/U FM transponder. PicSat will
perform space observations. The transponder uplink is 145.910 MHz,
the downlink

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