AMSAT Offering Fox Satellite Collectable Coin as Donation Premium
AMSAT has announced that it’s making available a collectable “challenge coin” for qualifying donations to the Fox satellite program. AMSAT commissioned the coin for those contributing at least $100 to the campaign.
“This challenge coin is shaped as an isometric view of a Fox-1 CubeSat, complete with details such as the stowed UHF antenna, solar cells, and camera lens viewport,” AMSAT’s Drew Glassbrenner, KO4MA, said in making the announcement. The coin is 3 mm thick brass and plated with antique silver and finished in bright enamel. The reverse side displays the AMSAT Fox logo. The coins were scheduled for delivery prior to the just-concluded 2014 AMSAT Space Symposium. They also will be made available upon request to qualifying donors who contributed since the Fox-1C announcement on July 18.
The Fox program is designed to provide a platform for university experiments in space, as well as provide FM repeater capability for radio amateurs worldwide. Fox-1A and 1C are set to launch in 2015, and Fox-1B — also known as RadFXSat — is awaiting NASA ELaNa launch assignment.