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SuitSat-1 (AO-54) SK


On September 7, 2006 at 16:00 GMT, SuitSat-1 re-entered about 1400 km 
south-southwest of Western Australia.  For more details, including the 
winners of the Chicken Little Contest, please go to:


I want to thank all who made SuitSat-1 the phenomenal event that it 
was.  Your hard work and dedication paid off.

In just 3 weeks the SuitSat team developed and delivered a safe satellite 
system that has gained the confidence of the international space 
agencies.  The web and PR team were able to garner unprecedented press 
coverage of our ham/educational outreach activity, including over 9 million 
hits on www.suitsat.org  in February.  Students around the world had the 
opportunity to participate in a 7 month "school spacewalk" with the 
artwork, pictures, signatures and voices on-board.  And the "super-sleuth" 
ham radio operator extraordinaires were able to pull a significant amount 
of data from the satellite despite of its low signal strength.

And my congratulations to the students and adults who won the Chicken 
Little contest!!

Next for SuitSat-1--the commemorative certificates/diplomas.  And at the 
AMSAT-NA symposium/ARISS meeting we will discuss our thoughts and plans for 
a potential SuitSat-2.

Stay tuned!

73,  Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
ARISS International Chairman

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