NASA/NORAD number: 16609
Launch Date: 19 February 1986.
Orbit type: Circular, inclination 51.6 degrees, altitude 400 km.
Frequencies: 145.55 and 145.85 MHz have been reported for both FM voice
and FM AFSK packet.
Notes: MIR ("Peace" in Russian) is the Russian (formerly Soviet Union)
space station. Replaced the Salyut 7 space station, which was launched 19
April 1982. Many of the cosmonaut occupants are hams, generally operating with
callsigns such as U0MIR, or more recently, R0MIR.
Amsat Satellite Report, no. 118, 27 February 1986.
"CQ Earth, This is MIR Calling", UV3DQE, Valery Kondratko, and G3ZCZ, Joe Kasser, The AMSAT Journal, v. 13, no. 2, May 1990, p. 1.
"Working the EasySats", Steve Ford, WB8IMY, QST, September 1992, p. 30.
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