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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-05-03 03:00 UTC date corrected



Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-05-03 03:00 UTC date corrected

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

Gauteng venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact
2002-05-02 16:28 UTC via VK5ZAI
Contact was successful!  Congratulations Gauteng and Mark! (***)

Western Cape venue South Africa  Mark Shuttleworth contact
2002-05-03 17:48 UTC via NN1SS
Contact should be on MSNBC.com

ISIS Malignani, Cervignano del Friuli, Italy direct via IV3ZCX
1st choice 2002-05-04 10:41 UTC
Contact is scheduled to be with Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori IZ6ERU
No MSNBC.com coverage is expected.

Hambright Elementary School Lancaster, PA, USA direct via WB3FQY
1st choice Thursday 2002-05-09 15:20 UTC
2nd choice Monday 2002-05-06 16:36 UTC

Travis Elementary, Greenville, Texas
Week of 2002-05-13 or 2002-05-20 TBD

Bordertown Primary School, Bordertown, South Australia, Australia
 via VK5ZAI
Week of 2002-05-13 or 2002-05-20 TBD

KANSAI HAM FESTIVAL 2002, Hirakata, Japan direct via 8N3ISS
1st choice 2002-05-23 12:28 UTC
2nd choice 2002-05-20 13:48 UTC
3rd choice 2002-05-22 13:27 UTC

ARISS school contacts will be off-limits from 2002-5-26 to 2002-06-23 per 
NASA planners (***)

Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV 
direct via WK8T (***)
Week of 2002-06-24 or 2002-07-01 TBD

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois direct via AJ9N
Week of 2002-07-08 TBD (***)

Progymnasium Rosenfeld (Rosenfeld High School), D-72348, Rosenfeld, Germany, 
direct via DG3GBQ
Week TBD

*** New Feature***

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list in now available on 
the ARISS web site.  Several ways to get there.
http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov
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.

73,
Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors
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