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October 17th 2017 - 02:46
January 27th, 2006
January 27th, 2006

Tracking Suit-SAT

The Suit-SAT is almost ready
The Suit-SAT is almost ready
What do you do with an old space suit - well, throw it away of Course (but when you rig it up with HAM radio electronics and set it to transmit a download and throw it away in space - it becomes a Satelite!

No, Serious - they are doing it now in the ISS - some of you have probably already heard About it. Being a HAM myself - the whole thing is fascinating. I donīt have the correct type of antenna, but Iīll give it a go to detect the signal. I was thrilled once in University when I was able to speak with the crew of Atlantis during a Shuttle mission (albeit for About 2 setances each way) Still, it was pretty cool going to the next class and calmly replying when asked what I was doing before that I was just speaking with the Shuttle...

Here are a few info links for you:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/26jan_suitsat.htm
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/articles/BauerSuitsat/index.php
http://www.ultimatecharger.com/SSTV.html

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