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colmac747
6th Feb 2006, 18:43
An old spacesuit stuffed with a radio transmitter and old clothes is still emitting a weak signal as it orbits the globe, amateur radio enthusiasts say.
Nasa had reported that the "SuitSat" device had ceased working within hours of its release from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday.
But a US amateur radio spokesman said weak signals had been picked up. "Death reports were premature," he said.
The suit is meant to transmit messages in six languages to amateur radio fans.
The makeshift satellite was tossed from the ISS by crew members Bill McArthur and Valery Tokarev as they began a six-hour spacewalk.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4685054.stm
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