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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS014 (2017)

ARLS014 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Reset for November 18

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Space Bulletin 014  ARLS014
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  November 16, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLS014 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Reset for November 18

The twice-delayed launch of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta
II rocket that will transport the AMSAT RadFxSat (Fox-1B) CubeSat
carrying an Amateur Radio payload and other payloads into orbit now
is set for Saturday, November 18, at 0947 UTC. The Joint Polar
Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission launch from Vandenberg Air Force
Base, California, had to be postponed on November 14, ''due to a
range safety hold and high upper-level winds,'' ULA said in a tweet.
The launch had to be put off on November 6 due to a faulty battery
on the booster. AMSAT will blog on the launch in real time on launch
day at,, and
NASA-TV will cover the event.

RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up this NASA Educational
Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIV mission, riding as secondary
payloads aboard the JPSS-1 mission.

RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University's Institute for
Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and hosts four payloads for the
study of radiation effects on commercial off-the-shelf components.
It will carry a Fox-1 style 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, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software.

AMSAT will have more information on the launch and its early
operations, and it will post the first telemetry reception. More
launch updates are available from ULA via Facebook, Twitter, or
Instagram, with hashtags #DeltaII and #JPSS1.


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