Orlan suit after Radioskaf (Suitsat-1) preparations on Expedition 12
ISS012-E-15666 (24 Jan. 2006) --- An old Russian Orlan spacesuit is photographed in the Unity node of the International Space Station, which will be released by hand from the space station during a spacewalk Feb. 3, 2006. Outfitted with a special radio transmitter and other gear, the spacesuit comprises a Russian experiment called SuitSat. It will fly free from the station as a satellite in orbit for several weeks of scientific research and radio tracking, including communications by amateur radio operators. Eventually, it will enter the atmosphere and be destroyed.