Fox-1Cliff Launch Now Set for 2nd December 2018

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission carrying AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff is now scheduled to launch on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 18:31:47 UTC.

In addition to Fox-1Cliff, the SSO-A mission will carry several other Amateur Radio satellites, including FUNcube on ESEO, JY1-SAT, K2SAT, and ExseedSat. The launch window opens at 18:31:47 UTC and extends for approximately 30 minutes

Fox-1Cliff Launch Postponed

SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: Smallsat Express mission, previously scheduled for 28th November 2018, has been postponed due to extreme high-altitude winds at Vandenberg Air Force Base. A new launch date will be announced once coordinated with the range.

The SSO-A mission will carry several amateur radio satellites, including AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff, FUNcube on ESEO, JY1-SAT, K2SAT, and ExseedSat.

The launch window each day opens at 18:31:47 UTC and extends for approximately 30 minutes.

More Information - https://www.amsat.org/fox-1cliff-launch-postponed/

AMSAT Elect Vice-President of User Services

AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO recently forwarded the name of Robert Bankston, KE4AL of Dothan, AL, to the AMSAT Board of Directors. Robert, who was this year's AMSAT Symposium Chairman, has an MBA from Troy University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Robert was elected by the Board as Vice-President of User Services.

I want to welcome Robert to the Executive Team in filling a position that has been vacant for far too long. Robert has taken on the task of essentially providing the AMSAT membership with the services that our members expect in the 21st century. I look forward to working with him.
— Joe Spier, K6WAO AMSAT President

The AMSAT Vice-President of User Services is the team leader for the AMSAT News Service (ANS), the AMSAT Journal, Dayton Hamvention, Contests and Awards, AMSAT Ambassadors, AMSAT Nets, AMSAT Website, and Electronic Communications.