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As the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team prepares for a forthcoming final test flight, we've put together the poll which will decide which talented reader walks away with a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium satellite comms unit, courtesy of our chums at Rock Seven. The RockBLOCK Mk2 The RockBLOCK "allows you to send and …

  1. Antonymous Coward


    (Another Round of System Evaluation)

    Why do I keep missing these? X*(


    T his

    I s

    T he

    L ast

    I ntegrated

    C omms

    K ick-around


    T his

    I s

    T he

    F inal

    E lectronic

    S ystems

    T est


    T his

    I s

    T he

    F inal

    U nufied

    C ommunications

    K ick-around


    m ore

    m agnificent

    m anoeuvres

    T o

    I ntensively

    T est

    T he

    I ntegrated

    E lectronics

    S ystems


    H elium

    O rbiter

    H asty

    A ssessment of

    N avigation


    P robably ( although, arguably Certainly)

    U ltimate

    N avigation

    T est


    T hat

    W as

    A nother

    T est


    N ear

    I nauguration

    P reflight

    P erlustration

    L everaging

    E lectronics

    S crutiny


    B est

    E valuate

    L OHAN to

    G round

    I nformation

    A nd

    N avigation


    A erial

    I nformation

    R elay

    B egins

    A nother

    G ruelling

    S hakedown

    ..needless to say, I chose FIST (with CLARKSON close behind).

    1. That one over there

      Re: ARSE!

      Oh, well played sir!

      1. Antonymous Coward

        Re: ARSE!


        I fleetingly considered Preflight Aerial Error Detection Operation but was afraid I'd end up on the register and had to destroy my brain.

  2. Alister

    Glad to see PRATCHETT is leading so far - a fitting tribute, I feel.

    Maybe we could have a Death Of Rats as Nose Art?

    1. Martin Budden

      A strong sentimental vote, yes, and appropriately so: he was a truly great person.

  3. Ben Bonsall

    PRATCHETT is good, but for me it's a tossup between FIREBALL and FIST. As always.

    Atmospheric Balloon-O-Rocket Test For Ultimate ChecK oF Unstable Configuration

    Korrection And Also Reentry Guidance Handling!

    1. Alister

      Sorry Ben but I had to work that out... it took a while, but I make that

      A B O R T F U C K F U C K A A R G H

      Worth at least one of these ======>>>>>>

      1. Ben Bonsall
  4. big_D Silver badge

    Lube and Harlot?

    That seems a bit OTT. In conjunction with LOHAN, somebody might get the wrong idea about lube, but it is an abbreviation of lubricant, which covers a great range of products for different purposes and different industries.

    Likewise, I find Harlot isn't so family unfriendly. It was certainly a word I grew up with as a kid.

    1. Vic

      Re: Lube and Harlot?

      I find Harlot isn't so family unfriendly. It was certainly a word I grew up with as a kid.

      Too much information?


  5. macjules
    Paris Hilton

    The Hilton Angle?

    Why nobody thought of this I do not know ...






    And obviously:







    1. melt

      Re: The Hilton Angle?

      ...because the SPB's previous project already was PARIS (Paper Aircraft Released Into Space)

      Nice try though!

  6. Sir Sham Cad

    PRATCHETT just put a lump in my throat.

    For sheer Because It's Friday:


    Last Of The Official Flight Telemetry Avionic Rig Test Simulations

  7. Anonymous Coward

    Test name--REALITY STAR








    Should (LOHAN)




  8. PDSAjax

    Pratchett for sure

    Continue the memory... but Clarkson comes a good second, especially if you can get the man himself present screaming "POWEEEERRRRRR" at the correct moments.. What could possibly go wrong?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh! for goodness sake just launch the f'ing thing.

  10. Mark 85

    Amen. Bring it to my house on the 4th of July... we'll launch it, and say it's part of the "celebration" when the cops show up and invite them in for beer and bbq.

    1. Mark 85

      Cancel that... I just rechecked... I'm 2 miles from the airport. Launching the balloon would get us a visit from all sorts of LEO types and probably some time in the pokey.. <sigh>

      1. Martin Budden

        Obvious solution: move house.

  11. Gordon 8


    Well, kind of apt the final naming is happening, I just recived my Beer mug in the post today.

    Even better, I got a bottle of Doombar yesterday to test it's liquid retention capacity.

    If the American's are still on a go slow, what about moving the flight to Australia?

  12. BattleBotBob

    Posting again - REHAB






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