[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radio Astronaut procedures.

Mike and Paula Herr herr at ridgenet.net
Fri Feb 9 07:37:54 PST 2007

I would like to second what Bob said. Having worked with NASA for the 
past 20 years, (mostly Shuttle escape system) The safety review can be 
extremely laborious and difficult to reason out. In fact, I've often 
seen in safety reviews where minor concerns get elevated way out of 
their importance and important ones ignored. At best it is frustrating. 
Here we are, 20 years into use and 3 years before end of flight and we 
are still reviewing the escape system safety documentation. Make's one's 
head spin.
...Mike WA6ARA

> From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> 
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Ham Radio Astronaut procedures. 
>To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
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>> > What made the man-safety issues of PCSAT2 costly?
>> > Didn't you just agree to power PCSAT2 off for long 
>> > periods of time whenever the need arose?
> I'll answer this on the AMSAT-BB to share the pain.
> This should be a real eye-opener as to what the space business
> is like from the inside out...
> A 2W TX on shuttle or ISS is considered a catastrophic safety
> hazard due to potential for loss of life due to interference or
> reset of the space suit, or shuttle ISS control systems or
> anything else.

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