[amsat-bb] New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations

EMike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 03:36:18 UTC 2014

I'm all in! One more reason to look forward to Symposium!


EMike McCardel, KC8YLD
VP for Educational Relations AMSAT-NA

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> On Sep 27, 2014, at 8:37 PM, "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> AMSAT is excited to announce that a new premium collectable is now available
> for qualifying donations to the Fox satellite program. AMSAT has
> commissioned a unique challenge coin for donors who have contributed at the
> $100 level or higher. This challenge coin is shaped as an isometric view of
> a Fox-1 CubeSat, complete with details such as the stowed UHF antenna, solar
> cells, and camera lens viewport. Struck in 3mm thick brass, plated with
> antique silver, and finished in bright enamel, the coin is scaled to be
> approximately 1:4 scale, or 1 inch along each of the six sides. The reverse
> has the AMSAT Fox logo. The design may be seen at
> http://www.amsat.org/?p=3275
> The coins are scheduled for delivery just prior to the 2014 AMSAT Space
> Symposium, and will be first distributed to donors attending the Symposium.
> Coins will also be made available to qualifying donors that have contributed
> since the Fox-1C announcement on July 18, 2014 upon request. Donations may
> be made via the AMSAT website at www.amsat.org, via the FundRazr
> crowdsourcing app at fnd.us/c/6pz92, or via the AMSAT office at (888)
> 322-6728.
> The Fox program is designed to provide a platform for university experiments
> in space, as well as provide FM repeater capability for radio amateurs
> worldwide. Fox-1A and 1C are set to launch in 2015, and Fox-1B (also known
> as RadFXSat) is awaiting NASA ELANA launch assignment. Further information
> on the Fox project can be found at www.amsat.org.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
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