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Re: SuitSat-1 (AO-54) SK



What a pity, a little further and it may have landed in my back yard !!!

Regards Tony.  VK5ZAI

J.A.(Tony)Hutchison
P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE 
South Australia  5275

Australian ARISS Co-ordinator
and Satellite ground Station.

Web Site :- 
http://www.electric-web.org


Frank H. Bauer wrote:

>All,
>
>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:
>
>http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ariss/suitsatContest.php
>
>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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