Friday, September 02, 2011


A mini-satellite bearing the UNESCO logo is currently orbiting the earth. It was launched from the International Space Station (1SS) on August 3rd by Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov in support of the UNESCO space education program.

The satellite, known variously as ARISSat-1, Radioskaf-B and KEDR or "Cedar", weighs 30 kg, measures 550 x 550 x 400 mm and was developed by amateurs, including secondary-school students in Russia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Find out more here.

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