[amsat-bb] Re: Russia Today reports Kedr deployment

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Thu Aug 4 10:51:48 PDT 2011

Just as I said during the whole "Yuri's Day" debacle:  Roscosmos has HIJACKED 
ARISSat-1 for their own purposes.  I don't recall the celebration of Gagarin's 
flight EVER being part of the ARISSat-1 mission.

I sincerely hope that AMSAT and ARISS will NEVER again agree to cede 
"responsibility" for a satellite to Roscosmos...

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: andy thomas <andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Thu, August 4, 2011 2:18:40 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Russia Today reports Kedr deployment
> New satellite  to commemorate first space flight
> permalink email story to a friend print  version Published: 03 August, 2011, 
> Two Russian cosmonauts  have left the International Space Station for a 
>six-hour spacewalk to mark the  50th anniversary of the first-ever manned space 
>flight by Yuri Gagarin with the  launch of the unique microsatellite.
> ­The cosmonauts will spend about six  hours outside the ISS and for the first 
>time ever computerized Orlan-MK  spacesuits with liquid crystal displays will 
>give advice and instructions in  case of emergency situations, such as increased 
>oxygen consumption.
> During  the spacewalk, the cosmonauts will launch a microsatellite made 
>entirely by  Russian university students.
> The satellite – which is dubbed “Kedr” (cedar)  after Yuri Gagarin’s call sign 
>– will be broadcasting greeting messages from  outer space in 50 different 
>languages to mark the 50th anniversary of the  first-ever manned space flight.

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