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  • Tom VanderMel
    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
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      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
      scientific journals.....

      Tom KB8VEE 73......




      SUIT SATELLITE
      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.

      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:
      http://link.abpi.net/l.php?20060202A2

      For the full story, visit:
      http://link.abpi.net/l.php?20060202A3

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