posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 09:59 AM
I can't recall seeing a story about this on the board. This week, a surplus Russian space suit was fitted with a radio transmitter, christened Ivan
Ivanovich and pushed-off from the International Space Station. The suit will automatically transmit a recorded message, a slow-scan TV image (SSTV)
and some telemetry on 145.990 (FM). Here's the background story:
It seemed as though the project was dead but radio operators have been picking-up the signal --- although it is very weak. Here is the home page for
Unfortunately for me, the orbit period brings it overhead at my location in the very early morning hours. So far I just haven't been able to muster
the energy to get up that early. However, I did detect the carrier yesterday several times. Is anyone else on the board listening for it?