[ans] ANS-199 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT Fox-1C Launch Opportunity Announced

Joseph Spier wao at vfr.net
Fri Jul 18 19:08:23 UTC 2014


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-199

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* AMSAT Fox-1C Launch Opportunity Announced

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-199.01
ANS-199 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 199.01
 >From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE July 18, 2014
To All RADIO AMATEURS
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AMSAT Fox-1C Launch Opportunity Announced


AMSAT is excited to announce a launch opportunity for the Fox-1C
Cubesat. AMSAT has teamed with Spaceflight Inc. for integration and
launch utilizing Spaceflight's SHERPA system to a sun-synchronous
orbit in the third quarter of 2015.

Fox-1C is the third of four Fox-1 series satellites under
development, with Fox-1A and RadFXsat/Fox-1B launching through the
NASA ELANA program. Fox-1C will carry an FM repeater system for
amateur radio for use by radio hams and listeners worldwide. Further
details on the satellite and launch will be made available as soon
as released.

AMSAT has an immediate need to raise funds to cover both the launch
contract and additional materials for construction and testing for
Fox-1C. We have set a fundraising goal of $125,000 dollars to cover
these expenses over the next 12 months, and allow us to continue to
keep amateur radio in space.

Donations may be made through the AMSAT webpage at www.amsat.org, by
calling (888) 322-6728 or by mail to the AMSAT office at 10605
Concord Street, Kensington, MD 20895, USA.

Please consider a recurring, club, or corporate donation to maximize
our chance of success with this mission. Also watch our website at
www.amsat.org,follow us on Twitter at "AMSAT", or on Facebook as
"The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation" for continuing news and
opportunities for support. AMSAT is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation
and donations may be tax-deductible.



[ANS Thanks AMSAT Board of Directors for the above information]


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73,
This week's ANS Editor,
Joe Spier, K6WAO
k6wao at amsat dot org



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