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Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) electronics team are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the imminent arrival of our spaceplane mission's PCB - a sexy black number lovingly crafted in the distant land of China. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Anthony Stirk and Neil Barnes have put in some …

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This is very good stuff. Nice PCBs!

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Joke

"Wonder Bra" - because it lifts and separates?

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Oh that is awesome

But I think it was Playtex that used that slogan. In which case:

PLAYmonaut

Transport

EXtractor

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Boffin

Electronic Rocket Engine Control Trigger. ERECT

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"Either the fuse blows, the circuit board tracks melt, or any weak links in the wiring break"

Presumably you're not expecting the whole ensemble to catch fire, with all of the entertainment that entails with nearby unfired rockets?

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Devil

Well, since the PCB is black I'd suggest Nominal Altitude Orbital Motor Igniter.

I cannot shake the thought that such a backronym is best reserved for a future major project, though...

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TODGER

Trans-Orbital Detection, Gps and Electronic Release

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TART

Trans Atmospheric Remote Trigger

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Ballocket

Activating

Launch

Director,

Tracking

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Aerospace

Technology

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GOLLUM

GPS

Operated

Lohan

Lifter

Undoing

Machine

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BRITNEY

Ballocket Redundant Ignition Timer Netting an Explosive Yield.

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Re: BRITNEY

I got Balloon Rocket Ignition Timer - New Electronic Yardstick, since, er, the PCB is custom made for LOHAN, and hence a new yardstick for ballocket electronics. Maybe. But I like that you worked "redundant" in. Good work there.

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Herbie

High

Earth

Rocket

Balloon

Ignition

Equipment

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TITTER

Thermal Ignition Through These Electronic Relays.

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Happy

Black Beauty >?

Sorry, but if it's a Black Beauty there can only be one name - Bess

Chris Cosgrove

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The weakest link

The project is going great!

It seems that the weakest link now is the balloon itself: will it be able to make it to the desired altitude? Or will it suffer premature deflation?

Should we start a collection to help make the balloon much more reliable?

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Re: The weakest link

I for one am quite surprised they haven't secured sponsorship from Durex already.

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HAAL

High Altitude Automated Launcher - HAAL which is one letter away from HAL that is in turn one letter away from IBM. You only have to add a voice chip.

This could of course be recycled into an low orbital ham sandwich dropping system designed to test if the said sandwich would be satisfactorily toasted on reentry. In this case HAAL = High Altitude Automated Lunch.

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SCARY SPICE

Soldered Components and Relays Yielding Special Project's Ignition Control Electronics

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