AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and infor-
mation service of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite
Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space
including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur
Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building,
launching and communicating through analog and digital Amateur Radio
The news feed on http://www.amsat.org
publishes news of Amateur
Radio in Space as soon as our volunteers can post it.
Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat.org
In this edition:
* RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) Selected for Participation in NASA's CSLI
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-052.02
ANS-052 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 052.02
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE February 21,
To All RADIO AMATEURS
RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) Selected for Participation in NASA's CSLI
On February 18, 2016 NASA announced the selection of RadFxSat-2, the Space
Radiation Effects CubeSat, for participation in NASA's CubeSat Launch
Initiative. RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) is another partnership opportunity between
Vanderbilt University ISDE and AMSAT, similar to RadFxSat (Fox-1B) which is
scheduled to launch in January 2017. Vanderbilt University, with cooperation
from AMSAT, submitted the RadFxSat-2 CSLI proposal in November 2015.
Out of 21 proposals, NASA is recommending 20 for participation in the CSLI
opportunity. RadFxSat-2 is prioritized #1 out of the 20 selected and has
been offered an opportunity for a launch date. The opportunity is being
evaluated by Vanderbilt University and AMSAT to determine if it meets our
mission and orbital parameters.
RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) will carry a radiation effects experiment similar to
RadFxSat (Fox-1B) but will study new FinFET technology.
The Fox-1E spacecraft bus will be built on the Fox-1 series but will feature
a linear V/U (Mode J) transponder "upgrade" to replace the standard FM
repeater which Fox-1A through D have carried. The downlink will feature a
1200 bps BPSK telemetry channel to carry the Vanderbilt science in addition
to a 30 kHz wide transponder for amateur radio use.
Further details of the mission and timeline will be published as they become
available and are cleared for public release.
[ANS thanks AMSAT's Fox Engineering Team for the above information]