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Suitsat I signals



If you go back and watch the release video again,  you can see cosmonaut 
Valery Tokarev released the suit and gave it quite the rotational 
rate.   This was inevitable because of the clear instructions to shove 
it well away from the station so   the likelihood of a later near 
crossing would be greatly reduced.   Given the nature of the antenna and 
the likely patterns,  this much rotational rate will give some very bad 
nulls and there will be times when the suit and all of its protections 
for the cosmonaut will also shadow the signal, etc.

WHEN  Suitsat II is done  (not if), some care will be needed on the 
design of the cosmonaut's antenna!

Bob
N4HY

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