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Inventive readers still have until 5pm UK time on Friday to brew up a suitably inspired acronym/backronym for our forthcoming final Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) test flight, and the best suggestion will earn its creator a spanking-new RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium satellite comms unit, courtesy of our mates at Rock Seven …

  1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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    an unhealthy number of smutronyms

    So what's a healthy number? More? Many more? Loads more?

    There's obviously not enough anyway.

  2. JonP

    Iridium

    Device for

    LOHAN

    Expedition

    Heating,

    Avionics &

    Navigation

    Demonstration

    Sortie

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm gonna burn in Hull for this..

    Ground-Orbit Avionics Test Suite Experiment

  4. The Vociferous Time Waster

    Flap

    Flight,

    Landing

    And

    Party

  5. The Vociferous Time Waster

    ha

    Altitude

    Measurement

    And

    Near-orbit

    Flight,

    Revealing

    Orbital

    Machine

    Management

    And

    Re entry

    Suitability

    1. Martin Budden Bronze badge

      Re: ha

      But that makes sense!

      (upvoted anyway)

  6. The Vociferous Time Waster

    hmmm

    Sun Emitting Xray Radiation On Micro Processor Doesn't Alter Yaw

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  8. The Vociferous Time Waster

    we know how it ends

    Fully Interactive Recovery Ensures Brilliant And Lovely Landing

  9. The Vociferous Time Waster

    remember her?

    Assisted Stage Up-goer System Generically Issued Rubric LOHAN

    https://xkcd.com/1133/ for reference

  10. Mark 85 Silver badge

    May be time for a workaround?

    I do believe that you need to have a fully-loaded "static" balloon test. Hang the payload with rocket motor, inflate balloon to test. If/when the tether line "breaks", carry on the mission.

    I'm shocked the LOHAN team hasn't given any thought to what the BOFH would do.

  11. Anonymous C0ward

    Controlled Orbital Kinetic Experiment

  12. Captain DaFt

    A couple:

    FAN-BOI: Final Altitude Navigation - Bundled Operations Inspection

    COFFEEBREAK: Can Our Fearless Flyer Ever Effectively Be Reckoned Excellently Approved Kit?

  13. Osgard Leach

    Operation STRUMPET. Somehow.

    Er...

    Satellite Telemetry Radio Up-link, Mission-Profile Engineering Test.

    There, brilliant. Good luck.

  14. the spectacularly refined chap

    Onboard Radio Gear Assessed for Space Mission.

    Yes, I've already entered but I had a moment of inspiration.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Satellite Link Usability Test

    (Stand Lawyers Under Thrusters)

    Main Altitude Jettisoning Operational Readiness Test Officially Mandated

    (Hey, it's talking to ground control. Or should be)

  16. bpfh

    Some acronyms...

    - Total Integrated Test Sortie: TITS

    - Goal: Total Flight Operations : GTFO

    - Airborne Integrated Research Boffins Awaiting General Service: AIRBAGS

    - General Operational Airborn Test Required Of Plane Experiment: GOATROPE

    - Last Obital Validation Experiment Airborne Diagnostic Check Kickoff : LOVEADUCK

    - British Orbiter Final Flight InspectioN: BOFFIN

    - Progress In New Technology Global Last Airborne Systems Study: PINTGLASS

    - Working Aviation Research Measurements By Evaluating Experimental Requirements: WARMBEER

  17. Anonymous C0ward
    Mushroom

    Directing a

    Rocket

    Up from

    Ground into

    Space?

  18. Ulaavi

    FIT4LOHAN

    Final Instrumentation Testing for Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator

  19. Barely registers
    Megaphone

    FFS

    It's the acronym for Final Flight Shakedown, FFS.

  20. Barely registers

    STIFFY

    Stratospheric Test Indicating Fit to Fly, Yes?

  21. Barely registers
    Headmaster

    SPB HEROES

    Spanish Petty Bureaucracy Hinders Exciting Research - Organise Experiments Stateside

  22. SecretSonOfHG

    Hangover

    Helium

    Assisted

    Navigator

    Going

    On

    Verification &

    Experiment

    Rehearsal

  23. Extra spicey vindaloo
    Happy

    LOST IT

    Lohan

    Onboard

    Satalite

    Transmission

    Integrated

    Test

  24. breakfast

    All the way up

    Altitude Lift Lohan Trial Having Especially Wide And Yet Unlikely Parameters

  25. Chronos

    Channeling Lefty Rimmer here a bit, but...

    Communications Launcher (Iridium Traffic) On Restriced Impulse Spacecraft

    No South Park comments, please.

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