AMSAT News Service Bulletin 085.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE March 26, 2017
To All RADIO AMATEURS
AMSAT Fox Series Launch Schedule Update
The launches of AMSAT satellites Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D have been rebooked from
the original Spaceflight Formosat-5/Sherpa mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 on
to two separate new launches.
Fox-1D will now ride to orbit on an Indian PSLV vehicle scheduled to launch from
Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India in late 2017.
Fox-1Cliff will launch on Spaceflight’s SSO-A dedicated rideshare mission aboard
a SpaceX Falcon 9 scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in
California in late 2017 or early 2018.
These moves will serve to expedite the launch of these two satellites, both of
which carry an amateur radio U/v FM repeater and an experimental L/v FM
repeater. The satellites also carry scientific experiments, from university
partners Penn State, Vanderbilt University ISDE, Virginia Tech, and University
In addition to the launch of Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D, AMSAT is awaiting the
launches of RadFxSat and RadFxSat-2. RadFxSat is currently manifested for launch
on August 29, 2017 aboard the ELaNa XIV mission, as a secondary payload with the
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force
Base, California. RadFxSat-2 will be launched by Virgin Galactic on their
LauncherOne air launch system from Mojave, CA on the ELaNa XX mission no earlier
than December 2017.
[ANS thanks Drew, KO4MA, and Jerry, N0JY, for the above information]