AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Deployed into target orbit (update 6)

Updated 2021-JAN-17 17:17 CST – Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl released LauncherOne for launch at 1:38 PM CST from the racetrack off Long Beach.
At 4:28 PM Virgin Orbit tweeted:

Payloads successfully deployed into our target orbit! We are so, so proud to say that LauncherOne has now completed its first mission to space, carrying 9 CubeSat missions into Low Earth Orbit for our friends @NASA.

From ANS-017 AMSAT News Service Weekly News Bulletin:

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ANS-017 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 017.01
From AMSAT HQ Washington, DC
January 17, 2021
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-017.01

RadFxSat-2 Launch Delayed Until Sunday, January 17, 2021

Virgin Orbit announced a new launch date of No Earlier Than (NET) Sunday, January 17, 2021
with additional windows in January if needed. The specific window is 10:00 to 14:00 PST
(1800 to 2200 UTC). Virgin Orbit seems to be using its Twitter account to make their
public announcements, so that may be worth watching at https://twitter.com/Virgin_Orbit.

AMSAT does not have preliminary TLE for the upcoming launch. If you are hoping to snag the
first contact, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT VP – Engineering suggests checking the
nasabare.text TLE just prior to launch, maybe thirty-minutes after launch or until they
are posted.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information.]
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Via ARRL News and additional links:

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ARLS001 AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Set to Launch

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Space Bulletin 001 ARLS001
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT January 12, 2021
To all radio amateurs

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ARLS001 AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Set to Launch

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne is a go for launch on Wednesday, January
13, at 1500 UTC
, carrying the AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox-1E
CubeSat into space.

The LauncherOne vehicle will carry 10 other satellites.
RadFXSat-2/Fox-1E carries an inverting linear transponder, with
uplink at 145.860 MHz – 145.890 MHz, and downlink at 435.760 MHz –
435.790 MHz.

Telemetry will downlink on 435.750 MHz. More information is on the
Space Launch Now website at,
https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/launcherone-launch-demo-2/ .
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Additional links related to RadFxSat 2 Fox 1E including frequencies:

ANS-0103 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for Jan. 10, 2021

https://amsat-uk.org/2020/12/03/launch-window-for-amsat-radfxsat-2-fox-1e/
https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/smallsat/2019/all2019/55/
https://www.nanosats.eu/sat/radfxsat-2
http://www.arrl.org/news/launch-window-for-amsat-s-radfxsat-2-fox-1e-opens-on-december-19