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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS009 (1995)

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ARLS009 Shuttle carries two hams
 
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Space Bulletin 009  ARLS009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  June 27, 1995
To all radio amateurs
 
SB SPACE ARL ARLS009
ARLS009 Shuttle carries two hams
 
Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis occurred on Friday, June 27,
1995 at 1932 UTC.  The mission, designated STS-71, carries the
Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment or SAREX.  Amateur Radio-licensed
astronauts Ellen S. Baker, KB5SIX and Charlie Precourt, KB5YSQ will
operate a 2-meter FM voice radio to make contacts with amateurs and
student groups.  This same radio will also facilitate a rendezvous
and docking with the Russian Space Station Mir.  Docking will occur
approximately 2 days after launch, and separation is scheduled
approximately 7 days after launch.  Most SAREX activities are
planned for after the shuttle and space station separate.  Keep
posted to W1AW for possible operating times and Keplerian elements.
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