RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has successfully cleared another hurdle. A Mission Readiness Review was held April 29, at the Cal Poly campus before a board representing Tyvak, Cal Poly, and NASA, to verify that all requirements have been met for a safe and successful launch and deployment.
AMSAT Vice President for Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, presented 81 PowerPoint slides covering all Interface Control Document (ICD) requirements, mission, operations, and deorbit. Following the presentation and a question-and-answer session, the panel unanimously approved RadFxSat as ready for flight.
The next milestone will be integration of the CubeSat into the Poly Picosat Orbital Deployer (P-POD). Launch is set for no earlier than September 23, 2017, aboard a Delta II launcher from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.