[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSAT-1 >> Why not launch it now?

Dave Taylor dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Sat Apr 16 19:45:43 PDT 2011

Because it is not NASA's satellite.  It is up to the Russians to  
deploy, and their next scheduled EVA is in July.

-- Dave, W8AAS

On Apr 16, 2011, at 12:27 PM, AB9RN wrote:

> Curious why NASA is delaying such a long time to hand launch the  
> satellite
> until July? I would think they would want to get it out of there and
> de-clutter the ISS. Given that it appears to be dead without a solar  
> panel
> functioning, it seems like an obvious idea to me. Is there some  
> reason why
> they can't schedule this sooner?
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