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