I was wondering about our plan for the upcoming SSO-A SmallSat Express Launch on November 19, 2018 at 18:32 UTC .
I am particularly interested in Fox-1Cliff, the newest AMSAT CubeSat, but there will be 60+ other satellites launched at the same time!
According to this page they are:
SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ROSE 1, ORS 7A, 7B, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 2, Eaglet 1, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Hamilton 1, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 9, 10, 11, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, BeeSat 5, 6, 7, 8, BlackHawk, ENOCH, Sirion Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)
Here’s Spaceflight’s page:
How will we prioritize our observations? I think that amateur radio satellites should have precedence, but maybe it should be based on interest level. Also, lots of people will be tracking Fox-1Cliff, so maybe we should focus on some of other CubeSats who don’t have many other opportunities to get telemetry.
In any case, getting all these new sats in the database and observations scheduled will be quite a job, and maybe we should start next week instead of waiting to the last minute.