Huston We Have A Problem! - SuitSat is Dead

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  1. KC0RSW

    KC0RSW Ham Member QRZ Page

    After making 2 revolutions of the earth it appears that SuitSat has died a cold death. Most are reporting that the batteries froze as the space suit was not temperature controlled.

    Unless by some miricale of the RF-Gods, this ones a washout.

    Houston We Have a Problem!
    James Hamelin, KC0RSW

    Refs:
    http://www.suitsat.org
     
  2. KC0RSW

    KC0RSW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Please remove this post
     
  3. W6GQ

    W6GQ Swap Meet Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Must have been using an Icom 2720 and it "burned up" [​IMG]
     
  4. NF0A

    NF0A Ham Member QRZ Page

    [​IMG] I am laughing so loud that it`s starting to hurt [​IMG] What a waste of time and effort not to mention equipment... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. AA1MN

    AA1MN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Overcharged batteries, air leaks, strange banging noises, modules that will not be added leaving ISS to never be completed as planned ... who would've thought that this would happened?

    Say it ain't so!
     
  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    No;

    Suitsat is not dead; but it is a failure.
     
  7. W6EZV

    W6EZV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I’ve come to accept the multitudinous spelling errors that appear on this site, but really, “Huston, we have a problem”? Doesn’t anyone proofread these things before they hit the front page?
     
  8. KI4ENY

    KI4ENY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey guys, why are you being so negative?

    Consider this a lesson learned: We now know that we should work on regulating the temperature inside the suit next time we try something like this.

    I can almost guarantee that those out there that are criticizing the failure of this experiment and complaining about a waste of tax dollars would be celebrating if the experiment HAD succeded.

    So don't gripe about it.  This is just one failure-maybe next time we will succeed.
     
  9. W0MHZ

    W0MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wouldn't consider it a failure, since one of the objectives was to promote the space program, and students around the world did get excited about this.
     
  10. ON6KE

    ON6KE Ham Member QRZ Page

    It probably DID excite some youngsters until they found out suitsat more than anything else was no show..
     
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