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Mission type Communications
Operator AMSAT[1]
COSPAR ID 2018-004AC[1]
SATCAT no. 43137[1]
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, Pennsylvania State-Erie
Launch mass 1.3 kilograms (2.9 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 12 January 2018, 03:59 UTC
Rocket PSLV-XL C-40
Launch site Satish FLP
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee altitude 490 kilometres (300 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude 505 kilometres (314 mi)[2]
Inclination 97.5331°[2]
RAAN 238.3110°[2]
Argument of perigee 77.5681°[2]
Mean motion 282.6806°[2]
Epoch 24 June 2018[2]

Fox-1D, AO-92 or AMSAT OSCAR 92[3] is an American amateur radio satellite. Fox-1D is a 1U CubeSat developed and built by AMSAT-NA. Fox-1D carries a single-channel transponder for mode U/V in FM. Fox-1D has an L-band converter (the AMSAT L-band downshifter experiment), which allows the FM transponder to be switched on an uplink in the 23 centimetres (9.1 in) band.

To enable it to launch under NASA's ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) program, the satellite continues to carry the following scientific and technical payloads:

  • High Energy Radiation CubeSat (HERCI);
  • Camera Experiment;
  • MEMS GYRO Experiment.

The satellite has a single whip antenna for the 70 cm and 23 cm bands (uplink), as well as an antenna for the 2m band (downlink).


The satellite was launched on January 12, 2018 at 03:59 UTC with a PSLV XL rocket, along with the main payloads Cartosat-2F, NovaSAR-S, and 31 other small satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, India. At 05:17 UTC, the antennas were deployed over the North Pole and the satellite began to work. At 05:28 UTC the first telemetry was received. Commissioning is scheduled for approximately two weeks. After that Fox-1D should be available for connections between amateur radio stations.

145.880 MHz downlink FM, data transmission DUV 200 bps and FSK 9600 bit/s, 400 - 800 mW
435.350 MHz uplink FM CTCSS 67.0 Hz
1,267,350 MHz uplink FM CTCSS 67.0 Hz

See also


  1. ^ a b c "AO-92". NSSDCA. NASA GSFC. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "AO-92". Heavens-Above GmbH. Chris Peat. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  3. ^ "FOX-1D (AO-92)". Ciprian Sufitchi. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

External links

  • Project OSCAR
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