[sarex] SuitSat-1 (AO-54) SK
Frank H. Bauer
ka3hdo at comcast.net
Fri Sep 8 01:49:57 PDT 2006
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
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.
73, Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
ARISS International Chairman
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