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ISS Payload opportunity announced



Please see http://www.richardinspace.com

where space tourist Richard Garriott makes the following offer:


"Payload Submission
Financially qualified organizations or individuals are encouraged to submit payload proposals for Richard Garriott’s or future Space Adventures’ ISS missions.

Payload Guidelines for Richard Garriott’s 2008 mission: 

Payloads must be ready for shipment to Russia no later than March 3, 2008.
Payloads shall be limited to approximately two kg in weight and fit within the following approximate dimensions: 20 x 20 x 30 cm.
Payload may be powered by flight qualified batteries or 28V DC station power.
All payloads must be safety qualified to ISS payload flight qualification requirements. 
All U.S. payload customers are responsible for U.S. export compliance.
Three duplicate payload units must be submitted for payload qualification and flight by the deadline listed above.
Payload experiment results can be returned in the form of still images, flash memory cards, videos or hand written notes.
Customer payloads will not be returned to Earth. 
Payload Guidelines for future Space Adventures missions:

Payloads shall be limited to approximately Five kg in weight and fit within the following approximate dimensions: 25 x 25 x 40 cm.
Payload may be powered by flight qualified batteries or 28V DC station power.
All payloads must be safety qualified to ISS payload flight qualification requirements. 
All U.S. payload customers are responsible for U.S. export compliance.
Three duplicate payload units must be submitted for payload qualification and flight.
Payload experiment data can be returned in the form of still images, flash memory cards, videos or hand written notes.
Small amounts of experiment results may be returned to Earth within 8-15 days or six months following launch.

Submit your experiments now » 

 A unique opportunity to participate in a manned spaceflight. 
Submit your space payload ideas now.. "


I wonder if this offers us amsat-ers a further opportunity to fly e.g a sstv module????? This would be an extra opportunity to the most excellent work performed by ARISS and not a competitor.

Have we already missed it for Garriott - see the march 3rd deadline???? But for the future??


73 de andy G0SFJ


 



 


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