Monday, 24 October 2011

GAGARIN MINI-SATELLITE (KEDR) LAUNCHED | Russian Mini-Satellite Will Honor Yuri Gagarin

     Gagarin mini satellite (Kedr) Launched.  Two Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Alexander Samokutyaev on Aug 4 completed its marathon space-walk in which they launched by a students. The mini-satellite is also dedicated to Yuri Gagarin to honour the  50th anniversary of man's first flight on Moon (April 12, 1961).  The toaster-like simple mini-satellite called Kedr (Cedar) was designed to transmit Gagarin's message of global harmony by airing greetings in more than a dozen languages and relay images of Earth and telemetry data to amateur radio enthusiasts.

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