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As followers of our epic Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project will know, we recently laid our grubby mitts on a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms unit, courtesy of Rock Seven, and we're now giving one linguistically deft reader the chance to do the same. Top and bottom views of the RockBLOCK In fact, this is …

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  1. SuperTim
    Happy

    GAGA

    Ground Activated Guillotine Apparatus

  2. Brian de Ford

    Bod

    Box Of Doom. BOD. Says it all.

  3. Caff

    TWERK

    Trigger Widget Ejection Rockblock Kill-switch

  4. Jayce and the Wheeled Chairs
    Mushroom

    BOMBERS

    Bulky Orb Manual Breakaway Emergency Release Systems

  5. BugsMan

    PANIC-BUTTON Programmable Aerospace Nullification Instruction Chipset - Because Unwelcome Termination Tactic Ordered by Nimby Or just use PANIC on its own

  6. Thomas Whipp

    CURFEW

    Command

    Utility

    Required

    For

    Emergency

    Wipe-out

  7. Code Monkey

    FLAPS

    Flying LOHAN Aeroplane Protection System

  8. Simon Harris
    Alert

    Missing....

    Surely the flashing green LED should be replaced by a 6 digit 7-segment count-down display

    and there needs to be an equally preposterous cancel button that always stops the countdown at 00:00:01.

  9. Omgwtfbbqtime

    RABID

    Red

    Alert!

    Bring

    It

    Down!

  10. Omgwtfbbqtime

    HOOKER

    Heuristically

    Operated

    Orbital

    Kill

    Endangering

    Rockblock

  11. bill 20

    BROWNPANTS

    The BROWNPANTS Box….

    Backup

    Release

    On

    Worrying

    Nearness

    (of)

    People

    And

    Nasty

    Technology

    Scenario

    Ho-hum, back to my day job now :(

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    BRB

    As an homage to the (satirical or offensive, depending on taste) Amiga game 'Nuclear War' by New World Computing in 1990

    BRB - meaning "Big Red Button"

    [it's Monday and you want linguistic cleverness?]

  13. SW10

    ROCKS(OFF)

    Remotely-Operated Control Kill Switch (Orbiter Flight FAIL)

  14. simlb
    Happy

    HANDJOB

    High

    Altitude

    Near

    Disaster

    Judicious

    Orbital

    Blowoff

    1. GaryBarber
      Thumb Up

      Re: HANDJOB

      Awwww!

      I spent at least 2 minutes coming up with Hand Actuacted Nubbin Destroys Jumbo Orbital Balloon

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cut

    Units

    Nether

    Truss

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    EXPLLODES! (exclamation mark strongly recommended)

    EXpect

    Problems?

    Luckily

    LOHAN

    Only

    Descends

    Earthwards

    Safely

  17. simlb
    Happy

    ORGASM

    Orbital

    Recalcitrant

    Globe

    Advanced

    Suspender

    Manipulator

  18. Yet Another Commentard

    CYRUS

    Critical Yank Release Under Stress

  19. Mr Temporary Handle

    Ouch!

    Orbiter Umbilical Cut-away Hack!

  20. Thomas Gray

    CAT

    Cut Aeroplane Tether

  21. Pet Peeve

    CRASH

    Contingency

    Rockblock

    Abort

    System

    Housing

    What, too on-the-nose?

  22. Annihilator

    The Orb's Wireless In-flight Ejector (TOWIE)

    Just think how confused the people interested in TOWIE would be having googled and ended up here...

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    DIVORCE

    Digitally Initiated Voyage and Operations Remote Cancellation Equipment

  24. Simon Dax

    YANKS

    Yet Another Nerdish Kill Switch

  25. TRT Silver badge

    PECKoR

    Payload

    Emergency

    Cut-down

    Key operated

    Remote

  26. Cliff

    MILEY

    Mile-high Irridium Location Establisher Yielder

  27. Jim Lewis

    EROTIC

    Emergency

    RockBlock

    Operated

    Transmitter

    Inititiated

    Cut-Down

    'LOHAN near populated area in EROTIC episode'

  28. Chris G

    Hmmmm

    Electronic

    Lohan

    Rockblock

    Ejection

    Gadget

  29. TaffiaCapoDeTuttiCapo

    REHAB

    Remote Emergency Handy Arresting Box?

  30. Steven Raith
    Happy

    SCAT

    Satellite Comms Accessible Telecoms.

    Shut up, I know it doesn't work, I just wanted a justification to type SCAT. :-)

    Steven R

  31. Simple Si

    PISSFLAPS

    Portable

    Interface

    Secure

    Safety

    Flight

    Launch

    Aborting

    Panic

    Switch

  32. bluefin333
    Alert

    WINFREY

    (W)irelessly

    (I)nitiated

    (N)oncontact

    (F)ailsafe

    (R)equires

    (E)nergetic

    (Y)agi

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  34. Inertia

    Fatally

    Underwhelming

    Balloon

    Apparatus

    Recall

    ==

    General

    Abort

    Function

    Facilitator

    ==

    Three-stage

    Wayward

    Arrest

    Terminal

  35. breakfast Silver badge

    Peak of the flight?

    Cease LOHAN Immediately- Must Abort Xplosively

  36. Barely registers

    WHAP BAP

    "We Have A Problem" Ballocket Abort Panel

  37. cbars

    FAILED

    Fatal Ailment Interrupting Linked Emergency Device

  38. Chris G

    EVACUATE

    I didn't see a rule against more than one try so:-

    Extinct

    Volcano

    Command

    Under

    Adverse

    Telemetry

    Event

    1. Adam-the-Kiwi

      Re: EVACUATE

      You're missing an 'A' there. How about:

      Emergency

      Vehicle

      Abort

      Command

      Under

      Adverse

      Telemetry

      Event

      ?

  39. Bernd Lauert

    MORAL

    As you refer to a _mighty_ orb. For looking better to native speakers someone have to fix the trailing e.

  40. Bernd Lauert

    MAD

    Mission abort device

  41. doug johnston

    SPLATTER

    Stray Path Lived-in Areas Threatened Termination Execution Realiser

  42. DrPopylofticus

    BLOFELD

    Bye

    Low

    Orbit

    Friend,

    Emergency

    Lever

    Depressed

  43. Dance of light
    Go

    MINAJ

    Miniature Intelligent Navigation Abort Jig !

  44. Paladin

    Can I have three goes?

    OOPS!

    Orbital Object Payload Severer

    DR. NO

    Direct Relay Neutralises Orbiter

    DO NOT PRESS!

    Damn Orbiters' Nearing Only Town Present! Register Expecting S*** Storm!

    I'll get my coat!

  45. chuBb.

    2 for consideration

    POPTART

    ========

    Payload

    Orb

    Parting

    Technology

    Abort

    Radio

    Transciever

    TULISA

    ======

    Transmitted

    Untether (and)

    Let-go

    Instigation

    Saftey

    Apparatus

  46. DrPopylofticus

    JOLIE

    Jettison

    Orb (from)

    LOHAN

    In

    Emergency

  47. Davd K Harris

    FECKLESS

    Field

    Equipped

    Communications

    Kinesthetic

    Learning

    Emergency

    Status

    System

  48. GaryBarber

    SCISSORS

    Satellite

    Controlled

    Imminent

    Sticky

    Situation

    Orbiter

    Release

    System

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