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Re: Shuttle Lands



Has nothing to do with bulk, weight, etc.  It is
a question of:  will it blow up and kill the
astronauts and destroy the shuttle and if not,
who is willing to stick their neck out and say so?
Will it generate EMI that causes the computers
on board to malfunction?  Are you willing to
risk several billion dollars worth of hardware
and the very expensive lives of people on
just grabbing an HT and sending it up without
tons of certifications and testing?

In addition,  every pound of stuff is expensive
to loft to orbit.

It is indeed, a complex issue much more difficult
in many ways other than the trivialities you
mention.

Cheers,
Bob
N4HY



----- Original Message -----
From: "Fernando Aviles" <xe1rcf@hotmail.com>
To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [sarex] Shuttle Lands


> Just wondering...
> How heavy, bulky and what kind of special space storage is needed for a
> simple HT that fits in a shirt pocket?
>
> 73
> Fernando
> xe1rcf
>
>
> >From: "Frank H. Bauer" <fbauer@erols.com>
> >To: "Keith Wyatt - N6JPA" <kewyatt@mailandnews.com>
> >CC: sarex@AMSAT.Org
> >Subject: Re: [sarex] Shuttle Lands
> >Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:36:37 -0500
> >
> >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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