OTD in Space – February 3: International Space Station astronauts launch the SuitSat

On February 3, 2006, astronauts on the International Space Station sent an empty space suit rolling through space on its own… for science. (The “On This Day in Space” video series on Space.com)(https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html) Known as the SuitSat, the empty space suit was prepared This is a radio transmitter that continuously broadcasts pre-recorded messages from scholars and students from around the world. He also broadcast telemetry data, so amateur radio operators and citizen scientists on Earth could participate in tracking this terrifying satellite. The SuitSat only orbited Earth twice before its batteries died prematurely, and it burned up while reentering Earth’s atmosphere a few months later.

(Tags for translation)International Space Station

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