Fox-1Cliff Launch Live Blog

Fox-1Cliff launched at 18:34:05 UTC on Monday, December 3, 2018.

The SpaceX press kit for the launch can be found at https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/ssoa_press_kit.pdf

Remember: your help is needed during the commissioning process. Please see https://www.amsat.org/fox-1cliff-launch-your-help-is-needed/ for details.

The first post-launch Keplerian elements from SpaceX data are as follows:

Fox-1Cliff Post-Launch
1 99995U 18095A 18337.80370529 .00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 14
2 99995 97.7684 46.9569 0012665 260.4419 20.6997 14.94922885 15

Deployment of Fox-1Cliff is expected to occur at T+4:27, or 23:01:05 UTC. “First Veronica” – the first transmission from Fox-1Cliff – is expected at approximately T+5:27 or 00:01:05 UTC on 4-December-2018.

 

Uplink FM
(67 Hz CTCSS)
Downlink FM Comments
Fox-1Cliff 435.300 MHz &
1267.300 MHz*
145.920 MHz Launch December 3, 2018
* Switchable by command station. Not operational simultaneously.

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As part of the preparations for the launch of Fox-1Cliff, AMSAT is making the “Getting Started With Amateur Satellites” book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store. This offer is only available with purchases completed online, and for only a limited time. A perennial favorite, Getting Started is updated every year with the latest amateur satellite information, and is the premier primer of satellite operation. The 186 page book is presented in PDF format, in full color, and covers all aspects of making your first contacts on a ham radio satellite.

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Fox-1Cliff Launch Targeted for December 2nd

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission carrying Fox-1Cliff is now targeted for launch on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 18:31:47 UTC.

In addition to Fox-1Cliff, the SSO-A mission will carry several other amateur radio satellites, including FUNcube on ESEO, JY1-SAT, K2SAT,  and ExseedSat.

The launch window opens at 18:31:47 UTC and extends for approximately 30 minutes.

[ANS thanks SpaceX and AMSAT for the above information]

Unlike AO-85 and AO-91, AMSAT purchased a commercial launch for Fox-1Cliff (and AO-92). Please consider a donation today to help replenish the coffers for future AMSAT missions!

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Fox-1Cliff Launch Postponed

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: Smallsat Express mission, previously scheduled for November 28th, has been postponed due to extreme high-altitude winds at Vandenberg Air Force Base. A new launch date will be announced once coordinated with the range.

The SSO-A mission will carry several amateur radio satellites, including AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff, FUNcube on ESEO, JY1-SAT, K2SAT, and ExseedSat.

The launch window each day opens at 18:31:47 UTC and extends for approximately 30 minutes.

[ANS thanks SpaceX and AMSAT for the above information]

Fox-1Cliff Launch Scheduled for 28-Nov-2018 at 18:32 UTC

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: Smallsat Express mission is scheduled for launch on November 28, 2018.

The SSO-A mission will carry several amateur radio satellites, including AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff, FUNcube on ESEO, JY1-SAT, K2SAT, and ExseedSat.

The launch window opens at 18:31:47 UTC and will extend for approximately 30 minutes each day.

[ANS thanks SpaceX and AMSAT for the above information]