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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-04-23 01:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-04-23 01:00 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international 
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan) 
operations team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for 
ARISS school contacts.  This schedule is very fluid and may change at the 
last minute.  Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered 
secondary.  Please check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest 
announcements.  Changes from the last announcement are noted with (***).  
Also, please check MSNBC.com for possible live retransmissions 
(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp).  Listen for the ISS on the downlink 
of 145.80 MHz.

ISS Expedition 4 hams:
Yuri Onufrienko RK3DUO
Carl Walz KC5TIE
Dan Bursch KD5PNU

Lucee Jeanne D'Arc, France and Ecole Louis Pergaud, France
Contact was to have taken place Monday 2002-04-22 10:40 UTC (***)
Contact was unsuccessful and is being rescheduled(***)

Shenandoah Elementary School, Florida, USA direct via KG4IZR
Tuesday 2002-04-23 14:16 UTC (***)
Good luck Shenandoah and Carl Walz KC5TIE! (***)
The contact will probably not be covered by MSNBC.com but check for a last 
minute change (***)

Woodland Middle School, East Meadow, New York, USA 
1st choice Wednesday 2002-05-01 16:11 UTC via WH6PN
2nd choice Tuesday 2002-04-30 12:35 UTC via NN1SS

Hambright Elementary School Lancaster, PA, USA direct via K3IR
1st choice Thursday 2002-05-09 15:20 UTC (***)
2nd choice Monday 2002-05-06 16:36 UTC (***)

Bishops venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact (***)
1st choice 2002-04-29 17:42 UTC via VK5ZAI (***)
2nd choice 2002-04-29 17:18 UTC via ZS6BTD (***)

Kwazulu Natal venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact (***)
1st choice 2002-04-30 16:21 UTC via ZS6BTD (***)
2nd choice 2002-04-30 19:03 UTC via NN1SS (***)

Gauteng venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact (***)
1st choice 2002-05-02 16:29 UTC via VK5ZAI (***)
2nd choice 2002-05-02 18:47 UTC via NN1SS (***)

Western Cape venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact (***)
2002-05-03 17:50 UTC via NN1SS (***)
2002-05-03 15:08 UTC via ZS6BTD (***) 

ISIS Malignani, Cervignano del Friuli, Italy (***)
1st choice 2002-05-04 10:30 UTC (***)
Contact is scheduled to be with Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori IZ6ERU (***)

*** New Feature***

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list in now available on 
the ARISS web site.  Several ways to get there.
click on English (sorry I don't know French)
you are now at http://www.rac.ca/ariss.htm (***)
click on News

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of over 40 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during 2002.   As the schedule becomes 
more solidified, we will be letting everyone know.  Current plans call for an 
average of one scheduled school contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors
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