[amsat-bb] P3E - progress ???

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Dec 19 15:03:22 UTC 2017

As reported at Dayton in May 2016, the US government opportunity to launch
P3E did not materialize. I am not sure if AMSAT-DL has been pursuing any
other leads to launch P3E as they have been involved with the P4A project
aboard the Es'HailSat-2 geostationary satellite scheduled to launch in
2018. If anyone has a spare $15 million to take P3E to GTO, please contact

As far as the Fox series:

Fox-1D is scheduled to launch in January from India on PSLV-C40.
Fox-1Cliff is scheduled to launch on Spaceflight's SSO-A mission aboard a
Falcon 9 later in 2018.
RadFxSat-2 (Fox-1E) is scheduled to launch as part of the NASA ELaNa XX
mission aboard Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne in 2018.

Other AMSAT projects:

Virginia Tech continues to pursue opportunities for the P4B project to
geosynchronous orbit.
The GOLF project for CubeSat missions to a wide variety of orbits,
including potentially to HEO, is in its initial stages.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Dale Kubichek via AMSAT-BB <
amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> I read a few months ago that the P3E project has come back to life and it
> was closer to launching. I cannot find any data on AMSAT-NA web (in this
> reincarnation).
> What is the status of P3E (the semi-geosynchronous bird) to in affect
> replace AO-40?
> What is the status of FOX1C & D too?
> Best regards,
> Dale Kubichek, MS-EET, N6JSX
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