[jamsat-news:3346] [ans] ANS-052.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) Selected for Participation in NASA's CSLI

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm @ comcast.net
2016年 2月 22日 (月) 12:36:20 JST


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* RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) Selected for Participation in NASA's CSLI

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ANS-052 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 052.02
DATE February 21, 2016
BID: $ANS-052.02

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]


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