[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Fox News

Anthony Monteiro aa2tx at comcast.net
Wed Mar 2 16:51:45 PST 2011

Hi Trevor,

The AMSAT Fox CubeSat bus will include both an analog FM
transponder and a software defined transponder (SDX.) For the
Fox mission, we intend to program the SDX for high performance
digital modes for our command and telemetry channels but the
SDX could be programmed for almost anything including a linear
or packet transponder on a follow up mission.

Tony AA2TX
AMSAT VP Engineering

At 06:01 PM 3/2/2011, Trevor . wrote:
>Under the section "AMSAT-Fox planned features include"
>It says
>"AMSAT's flexible, CubeSat compatible software defined transponder 
>is a new approach providing a robust and reliable radio link for 
>future CubeSats allowing university teams to concentrate on their 
>scientific objectives."
>Now although listed under "AMSAT-Fox planned features" that bullet 
>point doesn't have the key word Fox in it.
>Can someone clarify if the FM transponder on Fox will be SDX or if 
>that's an aspiration for later CubeSats ?
>73 Trevor M5AKA

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