Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Astronauts to Toss Spacesuit From International Space Station - SuitSat

February 3rd, an interesting experiment will take place. The Astronaut and Cosmonaut that are currently living and working in the International Space Station will throw a Russian Space suite behind them to be the first SuitSat. Which is just a Space Suite satellite.
SuitSat can be heard by anyone on the ground. "All you need is an antenna (the bigger the better) and a radio receiver that you can tune to 145.990 MHz FM," says Bauer. "A police band scanner or a hand-talkie ham radio would work just fine." He encourages students, scouts, teachers and ham radio operators to tune in.
You can find more about what information you can get and what the mission is about from the Space.com link above.
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