[amsat-bb] Re: Russia Today reports Kedr deployment
mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Thu Aug 4 10:58:30 PDT 2011
Relax. It's an article in russian media that of course is biased towards russian achievements just like the press
in the US would be biased towards the US achievement. That's just how it works.
On Aug 4, 2011, at 12:51 PM, George Henry wrote:
> 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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