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We recently reported that we'd laid our grubby mitts on a second RockBLOCK Irdidium satellite comms unit - courtesy of Rock Seven. Top and bottom views of the RockBLOCK The RockBLOCK, pictured above, can "send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a view of the sky", and it's this latter capability which has …

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LetHerRip

Lohan Equipped Tactical High-pressured Emergency RockBlock innovated protocol?

Sorry i have only had one cup of coffee this moring

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Precision Accident Prevention System?

Even better if you have a pair of them.

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ALCOHOL

Advanced Lift Cutting On Heavily Off Launch?

Thats pretty awful one (and I'm sure someone will get something better) but I think LOHAN needs ALCOHOL to travel...

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Big Red Emergency Activated Safety Tether-cutting System

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just to tidy that up a bit.

Big Red Emergency Activated Safety Tether Severer

or

Big Red Emergency Activated Severing Tether System

Just don't lean on Breasts by mistake.

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Might require a paint job...

"Lohans AESA dictated yellow geographically aware remotely detonatable emergency nullification" system

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Re: Might require a paint job...

I've read all the other responses and I think that LOHAN finding a way out of a sticky situation by employing her LADYGARDEN is a feasible solution - even if I did say it myself :-)

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How about

PAPS?

Surely you mean Balloon Accident Prevention System?

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Re: How about

Well that'll certainly do too.

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A touch of nepotism

High Altitude Itinerant Navigator Emergency Stop

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Automated Range Safety Equipment

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I love this!

In the unfortunate event something went wrong, the El Reg headline would read:

LOHAN goes AWOL, SPB forced to fire her ARSE.

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Might require rehab...

Controlling

Observer

Counter

Accident

Initiation,

Necessary

Electronics

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NIPS

Near earth Iridium Power Supervisor

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MILEY

Forget the backronym, it's her time, the new guard of the ex-Disney teen meltdown in progress.

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Or:

Base Unit Supposed To Initiate Emergency Release

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Blast Off Or Backout System?

Cutdown/UNTether System?

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SCARY SPICE

Satellite Controlled Airborne Rockblok Yielding Safety Procedure In Case of Emergency

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Oooh Errr. NIPPLE

Network Integrated Plane Permanent Launch Equipment

or NIPPLE for short.

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Looking good, hats off to Dave!

Lets think:

Safety High Altitude Vertical Ejection Device

Avoid Disaster Emergency Letgo Equipment

General Abort Giveup Apparatus

Safety High Elevation Emergency Nogo

Balloon Eliminating Emergency Rupture System

Cutdown Ejection Required Vertical Emergency Zap Apparatus

...ok better get back to work now

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Examples of usage

MERgency DEtonator

"Hit the MERDE button, Dave!"

"I don't think I can do that Dave. MERDE"

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Since its a big red button...

Cut

Loose

Iridium

Terminator

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Paris Hilton

Re: Since its a big red button...

Or along very similar lines: Gadzooks! - Space Plane Operation Termination

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España Required Electrical Cutdown Transmission - Needed In Possible Playmonaut Losing Emergency Situation

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Jettison

Umbilical payload

Balloon

System

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Problems with REHAB? Simple: Remote Emergency Launch Activating Panic Sensitive Equipment.

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Balloon Landing Override With Iridium Execution

Just cant find a suitable J to finish the job.

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REHAB

Remotely End High Altitude Balloon

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MAMS

Mission Abort Message Sender

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BAPS

Break Away Panic System.

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Bah!

To what does the opaque term "cut down" refer? I assume it is an emergency balloon deflation of some sort but Google is no help at all, just showing me leggy women in ragged denim shorts in response to my demands for explanation.

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Re: Bah!

It cuts the payloads down from the balloon. I usually wrap the nylon cord around a resistor and heat that up with a few watts. I suspect this time though pyros will be used.

The cut is above the parachute for what I hope are obvious reasons :-)

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Safe ballooning

Cutdown Of Navigator Drifting Outside Mission Specifications

Never leave Earth without them.

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I love this game

How about:

Ballocket Releasing Accidental Horizontal Overflight Obviating Killswitch

or indeed

Ballocket Abort Remote - so when things go tits up, you hit the BAR.

Speaking of which, maybe Tiny Integrated Tethered Stratodangle Unbinding Package?

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Power-Abort. Release Everything. Not Today.

...Because if there's a bigger downer than a LOHAN PARENT, I don't know what it is!

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FECK, BOLLOCKS

only to be used in case of an adverse situation right?

Floatation

Elimination

Control

Krank

or something using BOLLOCKS

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Z80

Cut-down Hardware and Rockblock Iridium Satellite Transceiver Insisted by National Authorities Allowing Ground User Initiated LOHAN Experiment Remote Abortion

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"Termination-Initiate" Transmission System Uplink Panel

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surely...

34 comments in and no one has yet offered the acronym...

Cut

Unruly

Navigation

Tether

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Not going to try to compete with the suggestions, but noticed that this is now a real D.I.Y. jobbie. There's nothing like a piece of copper stripboard to reveal a dedicated home constructor.

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Indeed. It was hardly worth having a custom PCB made for a one-off, and it's a lot quicker too.

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How about a bit of...

Orb Release Apparatus Link

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RIHANNA

Rockblok In High Altitude Nimbus Needs Abort

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TITS-UP

Terminate

Immediately

Thanks!

Satellite

-

Unplanned

Problem

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HORROR

Hand Operated Remote Release Over Rockblock

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TANTRUM

Text Aerial Navigation Termination Request Using Mashup

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FUBAR

Freed Unexpectedly By A Rockblock

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#!

FECK

Flight Ending Cable Killer

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TERROR

Turned Evil, Robot Requires Oblitteration Rapidly

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Dr Evil

Detach

Remote

Equipment

Via

Iridium

Link

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