[amsat-bb] Re: MIR - Ten years since splashdown
ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 8 03:29:06 PST 2011
yes, the end of an Era.
In the Mir days, i could fly a ham project to Mir in less than 18 months from theory to Switch on.
Now with ARISS/AMSAT, it takes 5-10 years.
It has been a boring past 10 years.
--- On Thu, 3/3/11, GW1FKY at aol.com <GW1FKY at aol.com> wrote:
> From: GW1FKY at aol.com <GW1FKY at aol.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] MIR - Ten years since splashdown
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 3:19 PM
> Hi all,
> With all of the recent exchanges about satellite birthdays,
> history etc.
> It prompted me to take a look back
> over some my notes and activities.
> I came across the final days of the MIR spacecraft and
> realised that this
> month ( MARCH ) marks 10 years
> since the craft was de-orbited and crashed in the south
> On the 23rd March 2001 at approx. 0600 hrs UTC the
> spacecraft was reported
> to have made the impact
> so this month marks the date 10 years on from the end
> of another past era
> in space.
> Ken Eaton
> Amsat -UK
> Amsat NA
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