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Re: ARISS Clarification--Please Read



Hello Frank,

I´m sure this mission will be so excitant for hamradio, we knows that Mike 
Finke is hamradio entusiast, and we are looking very close to his mission, 
not only for the ARISS events, but also for the modifications on ARISS 
Kenwood radio onboard ISS.

I hope we can listen Richard here over Lisbon/Portugal, to say Hello!

ARISS team is doing an excelent job!

Best Regards,
73 Fabiano Moser CT/PY5RX
ARISS-PORTUGAL (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)
Educational Coordinator
http://www.amrad.pt/


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank H. Bauer" <ka3hdo@comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 3:04 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISS Clarification--Please Read


> All,
>
> In the past 24 hours, two e-mail "Press Releases" were sent out by Miles
> Mann, WF1F, about ARISS related activities.  Please ignore these e-mails 
> as
> they are not totally accurate and Miles was given direction to not release
> this information.
>
> What was accurate is that the ARISS team has been working very closely 
> with
> Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, his father Owen Garriott, W5LFL, the 
> International
> Space agencies and Space Adventures on ARISS related activities for
> Richard's flight which is planned for mid-October.  This includes several
> educational outreach contacts with the USA-based Challenger Centers, 
> several
> other internationally based schools, some opportunities for general QSOs
> and, if the hardware is flown, an opportunity to receive some SSTV 
> downlinks
> from Richard.
>
> However, the ARISS team is still working out the specifics on this
> initiative.  We have not totally vetted these specifics through the ARISS
> international team.  We have not completed coordination of our efforts 
> with
> the requisite space agencies---RSA/Energia in Russia and NASA in the USA.
> And we have not completed coordination of our efforts with Space 
> Adventures,
> who is working with the Russians to fly Richard on the Soyuz to ISS.
>
> I hope you can be patient with the ARISS team as we work this coordination
> out.  We should be able to provide additional details in the next 14 days.
>
> And I hope you all get prepared for a lot of excitement this fall. 
> Richard
> Garriott will fly almost 25 years after his father, Owen, W5LFL, made
> history as the first ham radio operator to communicate from a vehicle in
> space.  And Mike Finke, who flies up with Richard, will take the helm as 
> the
> ISS Expedition 18 Commander.  Mike is a true ham radio enthusiast who 
> plans
> to keep the ARISS microphone hot with lots of QSO excitement.
>
> On behalf of the ARISS international team I appreciate your patience on 
> this
> and thank you all for your interest in the ARISS program.
>
> 73,
>
> Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
>
>
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