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

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 18:31:25 UTC 2014

This is great news.

I thank all the AMSAT volunteers, past and present for this opportunity.


 On Jul 18, 2014 2:11 PM, "Joseph Spier" <wao at vfr.net> wrote:

> ANS-199
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> * AMSAT Fox-1C Launch Opportunity Announced
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> ANS-199 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
> AMSAT News Service Bulletin 199.01
> DATE July 18, 2014
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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.
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> [ANS Thanks AMSAT Board of Directors for the above information]
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