AMSAT engineers are continuing to evaluate and test the apparent receiver failure for anomalies
This month’s launch of the Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 CubeSat created plenty of excitement for the amateur radio enthusiasts amongst us. However, the CubeSat’s potential to boost communications for amateur radio operators has unfortunately hit a roadblock as AMSAT engineers discovered a potential receiver failure that could render the satellite unusable.
AMSAT engineers are continuing to evaluate and test the apparent receiver failure for anomalies. An announcement from AMSAT Vice President of Engineering Jerry Buxton said that the issue appeared during attempts to commission Fox-1Cliff/AO-95.
“After a few days of tests, analysis, and discussion, it appears that Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 will not be commissioned as our fourth Fox-1 Amateur Radio satellite,” Buxton said.
Buxton added that AMSAT Engineers will investigate the cause of the receiver failure, “until we have results or reach a dead end, because of the inability to take the lid off and look inside AO-95.”
Read more about the update from AMSAT about Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 here.