Fox-1A
Name Fox-1A (AMSAT-OSCAR 85, AO-85)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational (Was declared end-of-mission in February 2020 and was silent for months, but latest SatNOGS report with data 2020-04-03)
Launched 2015-10-08
NORAD ID 40967
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Organisation The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner

Amateur radio mission with transponder.

Description

Fox-1 will be an easy-to-operate, FM transponder satellite, one with very similar operating characteristics to those of AMSAT OSCAR-51. The project will introduce the concept of designed-in, partial-failure operation. The satellite will be specifically designed so that when the battery fails, the transponder can continue to operate when the satellite is in sunlight.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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