[amsat-bb] FW: RAX - Radio Aurora Explorer
John K Scoggin Jr (W3JKS/AAT3BF)
aat3bf at armymars.net
Tue Jun 8 07:53:19 PDT 2010
There was a news item a week or two ago that the Kodiak Launch Complex had
lost its funding from the Missile Defense Agency and that the
Congresscritters were looking for some grease in the bottom of the pork
barrel to keep it alive.
It looks like the MDA launches are going to be coming mostly from Kwajalein
now (which probably makes more sense from the standpoint of fixed support
costs, as the RADARs on Kwaj as still very much needed in any case.
Did RAX lose its ride perhaps? There have been no updates on the RAX
website for a couple of months.
John K Scoggin, Jr. W3JKS/AAT3BF/AAM3EDE/AAA9SL
US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System
Delaware Gateway Station AAB3DE
Special Consultant - Technology
Emergency Operations Officer - Delaware
"Old RADEF Officers never die, they simply decay exponentially."
Mobile Communications Unit 37 (AAT3CAD/W3MCU)
ARRL Assistant Section Manager - Delaware
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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Trevor .
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9:05 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] RAX - Radio Aurora Explorer
I believe the Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) 3U cubesat (437.505MHz and S-band)
was originally slated for a May 28 launch from Kodiak, Alaska.
Was the launch delayed ?
73 Trevor M5AKA
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