|Name||Fox-1A (AMSAT-OSCAR 85, AO-85)|
|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)|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Organisation||The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|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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