[amsat-bb] New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Sep 28 00:37:46 UTC 2014

AMSAT is excited to announce that a new premium collectable is now available
for qualifying donations to the Fox satellite program. AMSAT has
commissioned a unique challenge coin for donors who have contributed at the
$100 level or higher. This challenge coin is shaped as an isometric view of
a Fox-1 CubeSat, complete with details such as the stowed UHF antenna, solar
cells, and camera lens viewport. Struck in 3mm thick brass, plated with
antique silver, and finished in bright enamel, the coin is scaled to be
approximately 1:4 scale, or 1 inch along each of the six sides. The reverse
has the AMSAT Fox logo. The design may be seen at

The coins are scheduled for delivery just prior to the 2014 AMSAT Space
Symposium, and will be first distributed to donors attending the Symposium.
Coins will also be made available to qualifying donors that have contributed
since the Fox-1C announcement on July 18, 2014 upon request. Donations may
be made via the AMSAT website at www.amsat.org, via the FundRazr
crowdsourcing app at fnd.us/c/6pz92, or via the AMSAT office at (888)

The Fox program is designed to provide a platform for university experiments
in space, as well as provide FM repeater capability for radio amateurs
worldwide. Fox-1A and 1C are set to launch in 2015, and Fox-1B (also known
as RadFXSat) is awaiting NASA ELANA launch assignment. Further information
on the Fox project can be found at www.amsat.org.

73, Drew KO4MA

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