SuitSat-1 was deployed in an orbit around the Earth from Pirs/ISS at Feb, 3 2006 on 23:02 UT. The idea
for this novel satellite was first formally discussed at an AMSAT symposium in October 2004, although the
ARISS-Russia team is credited with coming up with the idea as a commemorative gesture for the 175th anniversary
of the Moscow State Technical University.
After deployment it was reported, that RadioSkaf fell silent, but shortly after was discoverered to be
transmitting but much more weakly than expected. Designated by AMSAT as AO-54, SuitSat-1 remained in operation
for more than two weeks, easily outlasting initial predictions that it would transmit for about a week. SuitSat-1
re-entered and burned up in Earth's atmosphere in September 2006.