[ans] ANS-281 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AO-85 OSCAR Number Assigned for Fox-1A

Joseph Spier wao at vfr.net
Fri Oct 9 06:40:04 UTC 2015


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
ANS-281
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* AO-85 OSCAR Number Assigned for Fox-1A


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ANS-281 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 281.01
 >From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE October 8, 2015
To All RADIO AMATEURS
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AO-85 OSCAR Number Assigned for Fox-1A


Willian (Bill) Tynan, W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator has 
issued the
following release:

I have been informed of the successful launch today, October 8, 2015 of the
AMSAT-NA-built Fox-1A CubeSat. I am also informed that the satellite has 
been
heard by several amateurs in various countries.

This successful launch comes after years of diligent and dedicated work 
on the
part of AMSAT-NA volunteers including Tony Momteiro, AA2TX, who became a 
silent
key in March, 2014.  It was Tony who spearheaded and guided the work on all
AMSAT-NA CubeSats until his untimely passing. Thus, it is only fitting that
this spacecraft be dedicated to his memory.

Following Tony’s death, the work of completing and preparing for launch fell
to Jerry Buxton, W0JY, who took over Tony’s post of AMSAT-NA’s Vice 
President
for Engineering and saw to Fox-1A’s successful completion and its 
preparation
for launch.

All of those who had a part in designing, constructing and testing 
Fox-1A and
its various subsystems are to be congratulated for jobs well done.

Since Fox-1A was properly coordinated through IARU as an Amateur Radio
satellite, has been successfully launched and its signals have been 
received;
I, under the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA President, do hereby 
issue
to Fox-1A the designation AMSAT-OSCAR-85, or AO-85.


May AO-85 serve the radio amateurs of world for many years to come.


[ANS thanks Bill, W3XO, and AMSAT-NA for the above information]


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Joe Spier, K6WAO
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