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Fox-1C and Fox-1D Launch Window Shifted


AMSAT reports that the launch period for Fox-1C (Cliff) and Fox-1D has been moved. The new launch window will be between September 1 and November 30. Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D will be integrated onto the Spaceflight SHERPA platform for its maiden flight aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launching into a sun-synchronous orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D carry university experiments from Pennsylvania State-Erie, Vanderbilt, University of Iowa, cameras provided by Virginia Tech, as well as amateur radio voice repeaters capable of U/V or L/V operation. 

The Nayif-1 CubeSat, developed by Emirati students from the American University of Sharjah, is expected to be put into orbit on the same launch. Nayif-1 carries an inverting 435/145 MHz transponder (FUNcube-5) for SSB/CW. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service, Southgate Amateur Radio News



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