[amsat-bb] astronaut-safety & irony

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Mon Feb 12 20:29:52 PST 2007


You won't be needing all those redundant power switches for your next
ISS-attached satellite... they'll turn the power off for you at random
intervals!  (GRIN).


"Early Sunday morning the International Space Station experienced a
power outage. By Monday morning all systems were back in operation. No
systems were permanently affected and there was no impact to crew
safety or station science.

A communications system that was temporarily down was restored shortly
afterwards. One gyroscope that helps control the station's orientation
went offline for awhile but eventually came back up. Several heaters
used for thermal balance of external station components were affected
but have since resumed normal operations."

Comms down... Gryos offline... Thermal problems with external systems
... not a crew safety issue.

2W transmitter outside in a box... better put four safety-rated power
switches on that puppy!

LOL!  Go spin Doctors, go!

Nate WY0X

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