[amsat-bb] Re: Photos of ARISSat-1 loaded into Progress

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed Feb 2 06:01:52 PST 2011

The satellite has different names depending on the country providing the news release as the name has evolved. First it was SuitSat-2 which became ARISSat-1 on the USA side since there was no longer a Suit but the Russians maintained the variant RadioSkaf-B (radio suit 2). Recently, they decided to commemorate Gagarin's flight and started calling it KEDR (Gagarin's callsign) so you will see multiple names for the same satellite. Hopefully, it will get a number and we can all call it the same thing then.

Kenneth - N5VHO

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Photos of ARISSat-1 loaded into Progress

On 1 Feb 2011 at 13:24, Daniel Schultz wrote:

Date sent:              Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:24:31 -0500
From:                   Daniel Schultz <n8fgv at usa.net>
Subject:                [amsat-bb]  Photos of ARISSat-1 loaded into Progress
To:                     amsat-bb at amsat.org

> Photos of ARISSat-1 loaded into Progress vehicle:
> http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=35923
> Dan Schultz N8FGV

A bit confused here is it ARISSat-1 or Kedr?

"satellite Kedr was accommodated in the vehicle cargo compartment on January 18"

"Its name is accepted by call sign Kedr of the first cosmonaut of the Earth - our compatriot Yu.A. Gagarin. Yu.A. Gagarin had this call
sign when he performed his flight onboard manned spacecraft Vostok."

Thank's for any precision!


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE

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