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Re: What sat was launched from MIR today ?



Keith,

The CNN story you referenced is actually an Associated Press copyrighted
story.
Although it is on the CNN web site, it may have very well been written by an
AP reporter or story editor and not CNN.  The story is odd  ......"the
satellite will beam a recording of their voices that will be heard on the
Mir and at Mission Control, outside Moscow." .... with no broadcast
reference

It still does not answer your question of "What sat was launched, if any ?
" --- maybe we should listen on frequency ( 145 MHz ) behind Mir

G. Beat
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excerpt from CNN story:

The two had less trouble with their other tasks. They attached various
organic substances in special casings to the outside of the ship to see what
happens to living matter in space, and retrieved a French-made "meteorite
trap" that was installed earlier this year to catch microscopic debris when
Mir passed through a meteor shower.

In the final part of the spacewalk, a small satellite made by Russian and
French schoolchildren was put into space. If all goes according to plan, the
satellite will beam a recording of their voices that will be heard on the
Mir and at Mission Control, outside Moscow.

The Mir's current three-man crew is possibly its last. If outside investors
cannot be found to foot the 13-year-old station's $250 million yearly costs,
the cash-strapped government may have to discard it in August.

The United States has been pressuring the government to dedicate itself to
the International Space Station, a 16-nation project that has been delayed
by Russia's inability to build key components on time.

Copyright Associated Press (AP)

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