New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations


New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations

AMSAT is excited to announce that a new premium collectable is now available for qualifying donations to the Fox satellite program. AMSAT has commissioned a unique challenge coin for donors who have contributed at the $100 level or higher. This challenge coin is shaped as an isometric view of a Fox-1 CubeSat, complete with details such as the stowed UHF antenna, solar cells, and camera lens viewport. Struck in 3mm thick brass, plated with antique silver, and finished in bright enamel, the coin is scaled to be approximately 1:4 scale, or 1 inch along each of the six sides. The reverse has the AMSAT Fox logo.

The coins are scheduled for delivery just prior to the 2014 AMSAT Space Symposium, and will be first distributed to donors attending the Symposium. Coins will also be made available to qualifying donors that have contributed since the Fox-1C announcement on July 18, 2014 upon request. Donations may be made via the AMSAT website at http://www.amsat.org, via the FundRazr crowdsourcing app at fnd.us/c/6pz92, or via the AMSAT office at (888) 322-6728.

The Fox program is designed to provide a platform for university experiments in space, as well as provide FM repeater capability for radio amateurs worldwide. Fox-1A and 1C are set to launch in 2015, and Fox-1B (also known as RadFXSat) is awaiting NASA ELANA launch assignment. Further information on the Fox project can be found at http://www.amsat.org.

via New Challenge Coin Premium for AMSAT Fox Donations.

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Thanks to Drew (K04MA) and QRZ.com for this article on the AMSAT Fox 1-A and Fox 1-C satellites which are scheduled to launch in 2015.  Drew says some of the links cited in his article may be broken, so here are some alternate links concerning the program:

http://www.amsat.org

http://www.amsta.org/?p=2957.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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