[amsat-bb] RadFxSat Launch Countdown, Telemetry Reception Challenge
n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Nov 13 14:10:26 UTC 2017
We're now less than 20 hours before the RadFxSat launch!
The first amateur radio operator that successfully receives RadFxSat
(Fox-1B) telemetry and uploads it to the AMSAT server will receive a
commemorative 3D printed QSL card.
RadFxSat is scheduled for launch at 1:47am PST (09:47 UTC) on Tuesday,
November 14th from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The first
transmission from RadFxSat is expected to occur around 12:07 UTC. Due
to a lack of prelaunch Keplerian elements, it is not known exactly
where the satellite will be when it makes it's first transmission.
For further details regarding the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP)
of RadFxSat operations, please see
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Executive Vice President
Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA)
More information about the AMSAT-BB