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RadFxSat/Fox-1B Launch Now Set for March 2017


AMSAT has announced that the launch of RadFxSat/Fox-1B has been rescheduled for March 16, 2017. RadFxSat will ride as one of the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIV secondary payloads aboard the NASA Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket from Vandenberg AFB in California.

The RadFxSat mission is a partnership with Vanderbilt Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) that will study space radiation effects on commercial off-the-shelf memory.

The experiments are carried aboard the AMSAT Fox-1B CubeSat, and experiment data will be transmitted via the sub-audible telemetry stream of the Fox-1B FM repeater along with the CubeSat telemetry data. The telemetry can be decoded and displayed with the AMSAT FoxTelem software. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY