[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1/KEDR declared success by Roscosmos!

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Apr 16 13:56:08 PDT 2011

Hi Alan

The Russian and English versions of the Roscosmos website can say different things at different times - they address different audiences.

I couldn't find the Russian language version of the item you give dated the 16th but there was an item on the Russian language site dated April 11 the day before the transmission. It looks like the English language text from April 16 is a cut down version of the Russian April 11 original.

See it in Google English at 

or in Russian http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=16326&hl=%FE%ED%E5%F1%EA%EE 

BTW former Radio Amateur, NASA's Charles Bolden, ex-KE4IQB, attended the 50th celebrations at the US ambassadors residence in Moscow: 

73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Sat, 16/4/11, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:
> Looks like we have all been wrong
> about this.  Yesterday, just after
> midnight Moscow time, I found this on the Roscosmos site:
> http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=11669&lang=en
> 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.
> Alan
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