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Getting ready for RadFxSat (Fox-1B)

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is scheduled for launch on November 10, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission

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Countdown to Launch: RadFxSat (Fox-1B)

Only three weeks remain until the next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite launches!

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is scheduled for launch at 01:47 PST (09:47 UTC) on November 10, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-1 mission. JPSS-1 will launch on a Delta II from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

RadFxSat is a partnership with Vanderbilt University ISDE and hosts four payloads for the study of…

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ARISS one step closer to flying new equipment to ISS

On behalf of the ARISS International team, I am proud to announce that on Friday September 29th the ARISS team submitted the InterOperable Radio System (IORS) Safety Data Package to NASA for review! Our next step in this process is the Safety Review, which is planned for November 2

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Ham-Astronauts Taking Part in Spacewalks this Month

Two ham-astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) crew will participate in a trio of spacewalks this month. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the spacewalks.

Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will lead all three spacewalks. He’ll be joined on October 5 and 10 by Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei, KG5GNP, while Flight Engineer Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, acc…

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Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, Breaks Cumulative Time-in-Space Record

President Donald Trump welcomed NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Jack Fischer, K2FSH, as they returned to Houston on September 3 following 6-month stints on board the International Space Station. Whitson, a veteran space traveler, broke the record among US astronauts — and women worldwide — for the most cumulative time in space. Whitson, Fischer, and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI, landed in Kazakhstan on Saturday after traveling from the ISS in a Russian Soyuz transporter. Trump spoke with Whitson and Fischer as they were en route by NASA plane to Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field.

For the full article, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/peggy-whitson-ex-kc5ztd-breaks-cumulative-time-in-space-record

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NASA Invites CubeSat Launch Initiative Applications

NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to submit applications for the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by November 21. Educational CubeSats often carry Amateur Radio payloads.

“The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic go…

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LIVE NASA television coverage of today’s solar eclipse

To watch NASA TV’s coverage, click on the Post title to take you to the embedded live video feed. before the ‘show’ starts there will be a number of features about past eclipses and how to watch safely. If you are not able to go to the states, this is about the best way to watch this spectacle.

This is a live feed so after the event this video might not have any further coverage of the the 2017 eclipse.

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