Our invitation to readers to come up with a snappy acronym/backronym for our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission's electronic control board appears to have awoken the sniggering schoolboy inside some of you. Special Projects Bureau tradition dictates that we have an entertaining moniker for our endeavours, hence …
"Despite appearances to the contrary, we do maintain some standards of nomenclatural decorum, so the following suggestions for LOHAN's beating electronic heart won't be making the short-list for the final public vote"
My vote's still for BRA. Nothing offensive about that, it's a piece of clothing.
cos they should be fired into space as well
Or maybe this:
"Online Real-time GPS-based Altitude Sensor Module and Ignition Controller " -- I know you said it won't do, but my vote rests here.
Flight Instigating Rocket Electronics. (FIRE)
Control Of Key Electronics
Or if that's too subtle, Control Of Critical Aeronautical Internal Navigation Electronics
"and the honour of accompanying LOHAN to the stratosphere"...
Vulture Ignition Board, Releases Autonomously Toy On Rocket?
Oh, right... coat.
So I don't (yet) have the answer, but it really should be ...
Ignition Management PLatform Alleviating Nasty Terrestrial Scorching
G.p.s. Inferred Navigation for Geo Egress Rockety
Fairly Intelligent Release Electronics for Balloon Orbiter Experiments.
possibly too sutble...
Oooo... can I have a go please?
I'm on my way....
LOHAN has NIPPLES
High Altitude Ballistic Ignition Trinket
Not the religious type ...
Re: High Altitude Ballistic Ignition Trinket
But she did wear one in Machete.
HARD - High Altitude Radiometrix Device
Pop that in your LOHAN
Project has got the X--Factor
And finally WETPATCH
needs some work, but a good start I think
Probably won't get past ElReg's censors, but
critical 'leccy instigated trigger of rocket ignition system
Given its the "brain", High Ignition Launch and Time Out Neurocranium?
HILTON still works and it often follows PARIS....
Location-aware Ignition aNd Disposal System & Aerial Yakker
V. Tempting to upvote all of the inappropriativity above however...
Neil (and Anthony)
<< Paris, to help encourage further NSFW interpretations.
I couldn't think of suitable word for "Y", so I'm putting this up for discussion
That's begging for a SueBall if ever I saw one....
No doubt that you will be hearing from their solicitors soon.
Although Haku's APPLE might refer to the whole system, the main board would be the APPLE CORE.
COntrol and Release Electronics
Kit Necessary for Intentional and Controlled Kinketic Energy Release System
Explosive Jetison Entrusted to Computer Technology
Jetison At Incredible Level Brilliantly Ingenious Rocket Device
Deny Unintended Ignition
My boss, if he knew, would not thank El Reg for the time spent on this. :)
Oops, a spelling mistake. 'Kinketic' energy might be a whole different thing entirely and releasing that could distract our playmonaut friend at a highly inopportune moment.
Launched by PLEB?
Danger Abating Firing Timer Controlling Orbiter's Whoooooshhhh!
Not the board itself,
..but I'm sure it would be best housed in a Spaceplane Launcher Utility Turret
Where would Lohan be without...
The wild blue
I guess "Controller Utilised in Near Troposphere" is out of the question then?
So how about SPEARS - Special Project Electronics Altitude Release System?
Altitude Launch Ignition Control Engine
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