SpaceX to launch amateur satellites

| November 30, 2018

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A, SmallSat Express mission carrying AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff is now scheduled to launch on Sunday, 2 December 2018, at 1831:47UTC.

It was previously scheduled to launch on 28 November 2018 but was postponed due to extreme high-altitude winds at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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 extends for approximately 30 minutes.

Fox-1Cliff has uplinks at UHF and L-band, and downlinks on VHF.

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