[amsat-bb] SuitSat-1 Return

Frank H. Bauer ka3hdo at comcast.net
Sat Sep 9 13:51:51 PDT 2006


I sent this to the SAREX reflector, since it is human spaceflight 
related.  But I will post here since the question was raised.

73,  Frank, KA3HDO


On September 7, 2006 at 16:00 GMT, SuitSat-1 re-entered about 1400 km 
south-southwest of Western Australia.  For more details, including the 
winners of the Chicken Little Contest, please go to:


I want to thank all who made SuitSat-1 the phenomenal event that it 
was.  Your hard work and dedication paid off.

In just 3 weeks the SuitSat team developed and delivered a safe satellite 
system that has gained the confidence of the international space 
agencies.  The web and PR team were able to garner unprecedented press 
coverage of our ham/educational outreach activity, including over 9 million 
hits on www.suitsat.org  in February.  Students around the world had the 
opportunity to participate in a 7 month "school spacewalk" with the 
artwork, pictures, signatures and voices on-board.  And the "super-sleuth" 
ham radio operator extraordinaires were able to pull a significant amount 
of data from the satellite despite of its low signal strength.

And my congratulations to the students and adults who won the Chicken 
Little contest!!

Next for SuitSat-1--the commemorative certificates/diplomas.  And at the 
AMSAT-NA symposium/ARISS meeting we will discuss our thoughts and plans for 
a potential SuitSat-2.

Stay tuned!

73,  Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
ARISS International Chairman

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Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:19:56 +0900
From: Masahiro Arai <m-arai at a.email.ne.jp>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  SuitSat-1 return
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
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Alititude of SuitSat-1 is decreasing drastically. Its alititude at
1330z 8th Sep was about 150km. SuitSat-1 must have returned the Earth.

Many thanks, SuitSat-1!!

Masa   JN1GKZ  Tokyo Japan

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