Continued progress with the Phase 5 (CQC) and Phase 4B satellite missions –
Marc Franco, N2UO, provided these photos showing the mechanical prototype of the 5.7 GHz LNA that AMSAT is developing for the P5 (lunar) and P4B (geosynchronous) satellites. (Unfortunately, due to ITAR restrictions, we cannot share any more details.)
RadFxSat flight unit has been assembled and is going through various stages of testing before it is put through environmental (shock, vibe, bakeout) testing in August for completion in early September. Launch is scheduled for January 20, 2017.
In a recent test stop in Fox Labs for a few days, most of the testing was streamed live on YouTube to give enthusiasts an opportunity to “look over the shoulder” of VPE Jerry Buxton, N0JY as he conducted tests on the flight unit along with other Fox Engineering Team members on GoToMeeting.
If you missed the live video, you can view the archives at