- Hi All, here ar some more links for suitsat...
Thought you might find this interesting...
Here is a "cut" from the latest issue of "NASA
Tech Briefs INSIDER" 02/02/06 issue... wherein,
more and more Amateur Radio is again being
mentioned quite a bit in the different
Tom KB8VEE 73......
Currently aboard the International Space Station is an extra Russian Orlan
space suit, which has reached the end of its lifespan and can no longer be
worn. To dispose of it, the crew of the space station will send it on one
final mission. During a spacewalk scheduled for tomorrow, the extra suit will
be pushed into space, where it will become an independent satellite --
Suitsat-1 will carry a radio transmitter, sensors, and materials created by
students around the world, including voice recordings and artwork. The suit
will broadcast on amateur radio frequencies, which are above the FM broadcast
band. While Suitsat-1 remains in orbit, students, scouts, teachers, ham radio
operators, and the general public are encouraged to tune into the signal,
which will include the student recordings, information about the condition
of the suit, and a special commemorative picture.
For photos and to listen to Suitsat-1, visit:
For the full story, visit:
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