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Re: Shuttle Lands



Keith,

All past Shuttle Missions that had amateur radio on-board were required to 
stow the equipment about 24 hours prior to landing.  For the most part, the 
crews would follow these procedures.  In some very limited instances (when 
you had a real die-hard ham on-board), they would leave the equipment 
activated a little longer than this.  Making this even more difficult is 
the weight factor on the shuttle.  They are currently using just about 
every ounce for ISS transfers.  While your idea sounds good in principal, 
it is difficult to implement given the Shuttle constraints.

Thanks for the idea, though.

73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO



At 04:34 PM 2/20/01 -0800, you wrote:
>It sure would be nice if every shuttle flight had SAREX on them
>in case this happens. A number of times the shuttle has been delayed
>from landing and they could pass the time providing contacts and
>maybe a few schools would be allowed to talk to the astronauts.
>
>On 20 Feb 2001, at 15:49, Roy Neal wrote:
>
> > Because of the weather delays, Cockrell and his crew spent two days
> > circling Earth with little to do except gaze at Earth, snap pictures
> > and exercise on a stationary cycle.
>
>
>--
>Best Regards,
>
>Keith
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