[amsat-bb] Re: MIR - Ten years since splashdown

MM 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
> Pacific.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Ken Eaton
> Amsat -UK
> Amsat NA  
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