[sarex] Re: SuitSat-1 (AO-54) SK
hutch at electric-web.org
Fri Sep 8 17:41:01 PDT 2006
What a pity, a little further and it may have landed in my back yard !!!
Regards Tony. VK5ZAI
P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE
South Australia 5275
Australian ARISS Co-ordinator
and Satellite ground Station.
Web Site :-
Frank H. Bauer wrote:
>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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