[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 test

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 13 12:09:28 PST 2011

--- On Sun, 13/2/11, G0MRF at aol.com <G0MRF at aol.com> wrote:
> I wonder if it will sit until July?
> After all the Russians KEDR name reflects the upcoming
> anniversary of Yuri  
> Gagarin's flight into space. That was 50yrs ago on 12th
> April.
> So many questions....

Indeed, the Russian Federal Space website says that Kedr (ARISSat-1) will be "Activated" on April 12 and you can see this can be acheived by connecting ARISSat-1 to the ISS antenna as they did on Feb 10. 

I'd like to express my thanks to all the ARISSat team volunteers who've been working so hard recently to get the telemetry decoding software, Website/twitter and other activites all ready for Feb 16. The deployment of ARISSat-1 was originally planned for the end of Feb and was then brought forward by 2 weeks so the volunteers must have been working flat out to get everything ready. 

It now looks like we have to wait until July for deployment but that's Space for you, it's a high risk arena - nothings certain. I look forward to July. 

73 Trevor M5AKA


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