Go SuitSat Go!

On February 4th, a spacesuit stuffed with ham radio equipment was shoved out of the International Space Station. The idea was for it to orbit the Earth, broadcasting on 145.990 MHz FM for a few weeks before burning up in the atmosphere. There are also awards given to classes who receive and decode the messages being broadcast.

At first there seemed to be a problem with SuitSat, and it was prematurely declared dead. But it was still going as of yesterday, although the transmissions are apparently very weak.

An excellent hi-res color image of the SuitSat is here at NASA.

February 15, 2006 | Posted in: Astronomy, Tech | Comments Closed

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