[amsat-bb] ARISSat-1/KEDR declared success by Roscosmos!
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sat Apr 16 07:26:22 PDT 2011
Looks like we have all been wrong about this. Yesterday, just after
midnight Moscow time, I found this on the Roscosmos site:
Russian Educational Satellite Works 16.04.2011
Russia's Kedr minisatellite designed by students from Kursk and carried to
the ISS under UNESCO's program in January has went on air.
Its first broadcast was carried out on April 11-13 to mark the 50 years of
the first manned space flight.
The 30-kg Kedr will transmit 25 greetings in 15 different languages, photos
of the Earth, telemetry and scientific data.
Hats off to the satellite designers at Kursk U.
More seriously, aside from the "embellishments" concerning Kursk, which in
fact only did their experiment package, it looks as if someone had a timed
release news article which they forgot to cancel.
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