Fox-1B(RadFxSat) launched successfully

● (No.978) Fox-1B(RadFxSat) launched successfully (2017年11月18日)

Fox-1B launch standby, 2017-11-18 18:40JST

Fox-1B launch successfully, 2017-11-18 18:48JST

Fox-1B already released, 2017-11-18 20:43JST

Fox 1B was released from its P-POD at 11:09 UTC today over
northern Europe. It is in a slightly elliptical orbit with
a perigee of 439 km and an apogee of 811 km.  The orbit
inclination is 97.7 degrees. No downlink signals received yet.
The pre-lauch TLE set appears to be almost 20 minutes late.

Fox-1B don't transmit yet, 2017-11-18 23:05JST

Yeah!  RadFxSat (AO-91) is finally in orbit and working! Congrats to
Fox-1B team! Well done.

Note: RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been designated AO-91 per Bill Tynan,
W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator.

Be aware that AO-91 (NORAD CAT ID 43015) has NOT been released for
general use. Do NOT transmit to AO-91 until on-orbit tests are
complete. If you hear the transponder on, do NOT assume that AO-91 is
open for general use. Check the AMSAT website, Facebook, or Twitter
before transmitting.

All references to RadFxSat are gone.  It is now AO-91.

Fox-1B beacon ?, 2017-11-18 23:44JST
Up 435.250 / Down145.960, FM CTCSS 67.0Hz

Fox-1B Preliminary TLE

Fox-1B telemetry and voice !, 2017-11-19 01:24JST
Voice of a YL -> "Rad Fx Sat Fox-1B"

Fox-1B (RadFxSat, AO-91) other voice, 2017-11-19 12:44JST
Voice of a YL -> "Rad Fx Sat Fox-1B .....?"


Re: Fox-1B voice
From: Paul Stoetzer


Thanks for the report. The full voice ID is
"RadFxSat Fox-1B Safe Mode."

When the satellite is put into Transponder Mode,
the full voice ID during inactive periods will be
"This is Amateur Radio Satellite RadFxSat Fox-1B."

Also, thanks for your wonderful directory of
amateur satellites. It's extremely useful!

Paul, N8HM 

On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 06:25 Mineo Wakita wrote:

Hello Paul,
Congratulations RadFxSat(Fox-1B, AO-91) Launch!
I received today a YL voice from AO-91.

Fox-1B (RadFxSat, AO-91) other voice, 2017-11-19 03:44 UTC
Voice of a YL -> "Rad Fx Sat Fox-1B .....?"
What word is talking about this last part?

JE9PEL, Mineo Wakita

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