Fox-1A Satellite

Satellite Fox-1A (AMSAT-OSCAR 85, AO-85)
Form factor 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 2023-06-09 as of 2023-06-09)
Launched 2015-10-08
NORAD ID 40967
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Organization The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
Institution Non-profit
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?

Amateur radio mission with transponder.


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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Photo sources [1]
On the same launch

Last modified: 2023-11-04

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