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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.


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