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Re: NASA video of SuitSat assembly

On 28 Jan 2006 at 9:14, Gene Marks WB2LLP wrote:

> Yesterday morning NASA TV showed a film clip, shot on the 25th, of the
> astronauts assembling the SuitSat.  Rather interesting showing them trying to
> figure out how to assemble it.  What was of interest was that SuitSat was listed
> as a communications experiment.  Only twice during the film were the words HAM
> or Amateur Radio used.   Hope they got all the wires plugged in correctly.
> ----

It was played again this morning (Saturday) Valery was receiving instruction in 
Russian there was a translation and they assemble the radio kit over the head 
part of the Orlon space suit. Valery was looking at a labtop screen (i guess) 
to try to figure out to assemble the parts. Bill was screwdriving parts on the 
head of the suit. They used a small knife to pealed away a plastic film over 
the antenna vertical element a ground plane with 2 radials.

They will probably aired the video again in their loop video cast.

"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur 
that holds the license."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
AMSAT 33583
Skype VE2DWE
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