Fox-1 has a Launch Date!

2013 dayton outlines ver2NASA announced Monday that AMSAT’s Fox-1 spacecraft has been assigned a launch in 2014. For details on the launch vehicle, targeted launch date, orbit specifics, and more, please attend the AMSAT Forum and visit the AMSAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention this weekend.  Watch and the AMSAT News Service for more details to follow as they become available.

Auckland Technology Convention KiwiSAT Photos Posted

KiwiSATJim Tittsler ZL2IA/AI8A/7J1AJH has posted photos of New Zealand’s KiwiSAT at the 2013 Auckland Technology Convention hosted by the Auckland VHF Group. Fred ZL1BYP and Ian ZL1AOX brought the satellite in its “clean cabinet” to the convention so that the audience would have a chance to see it. Ian had brought along his station (and dummy loads) and demonstrated commanding the satellite and collecting telemetry.

KiwiSAT will carry both amateur radio communications including linear and FM transponders; and a scientific experiment for small satellite attitude control The mission also carries a special beacon which will be used by radio amateurs around the world to collect data for environmental monitoring. KiwiSAT development is completed ready for launch into a LEO orbit with a target launch date in mid 2013. The project is funded by radio amateurs through personal and club donations, and by membership ofAMSAT-ZL. Donations may be made via a link to PayPal on this page.


Cubesat Launches Planned for April

30128so2April 19 BAIKONUR Soyuz-2-1b

A Soyuz-2-1b from the Baikonur launch facility, in Kazakhstan on April 19, 2013 will include three cubesat missions:

  • OSSI-1             145.980/437.525      CW/1200bps
  • SOMP              437.485                    1200, 9600bps BPSK
  • BEESAT-2/3     435.950                    4800bps GMSK
  • Bion-M1 Biological research satellites
  • AIST Measurement of the Earth’s geomagnetic field
  • Dove-2 Commercial technology demonstration mission

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