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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-10-04 14:00 UTC



Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-10-04 14:00 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.


For information about educational materials available from ISS partner space 
Agencies, please refer to links on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are interested in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill
in an application.  The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a
direct request to support an ARISS contact.

You should also note that many schools think that they can request a
specific date and time.  It does not work that way.  Once an application
has been accepted, the ARISS mentors will work with the school to
determine a mutually agreeable date.

Websites that may be of interest include:

http://www.arrl.org/sarex
http://www.arrl.org/ariss
http://www.amsat.org
http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/index.html
http://ehb2.gsfc.nasa.gov/edcats/educator_guide/ 

Your completely filled out application should be returned to the
nearest coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is not
listed.  E-mail is the preferred method of submitting an application.

Here are the email addresses:
ARISS-Canada and all other countries not covered:   ve2ka@rac.ca (Daniel 
Lamoureux VE2KA)
ARISS-Europe:  jh.hahn@gmx.net (J. Hahn, DL3LUM / PA1MUC)
ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries:  iaru-r3@jarl.or.jp (Keigo Komuro 
JA1KAB)
ARISS-Russia: n2ww@attbi.com  (Valerie Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)
ARISS-USA:  ARISS@arrl.org (The American Radio Relay League)


ISS Expedition 5 crew:  
Peggy Whitson KC5ZTD
Sergei Treschev RZ3FU
Valeri Korzun RZ3FK




Joamie Ilniarvik, Iqualuit, Nunavut, Canada
Fri. 2002-09-27 13:41 UTC via ZS6BTD 41 deg 
Contact was successful.  Congratulations Iqualuit and Peggy Whitson! 

The school requests that anyone who may have recorded or has a transcript of 
the downlink from Peggy for the Iqualuit contact to contact them.  Please 
contact the ARISS mentor Steve VE3TBD at sm@onawing.com if you can help.  
There was some interference from a new repeater in South Africa that the 
ARISS team did not know about. 

Whitson Crew Pick, St. Mark's Lutheran School, Hacienda Heights, CA
Wednesday 2002-10-02 19:24 UTC via VK5ZAI.
Contact was successful.(***)
Congrats St. Mark's and Peggy Whitson.  Thanks MSNBC.com for the 
coverage.(***)

Lamar Elementary (was Travis), Greenville, Texas, direct via KC5GQP
Option #1 Thursday October 17 @ 16:57 UTC 
Option #2 Wednesday October 16 @ 17:52 UTC 

Whitson Crew Pick, Spruce Hill Christian School (K-8), Philadelphia, PA
Option #1 Thursday 2002-10-24 17:30 UTC via ZS6BTD (***)
Option #2 Thursday 2002-10-24 13:44 UTC via NN1SS (***)
Option #3 Tuesday 2002-10-22 18:31 UTC via WH6PN (***)

Whitson Crew Pick, Silver Hills Middle School, Fairplay, CO
Week of 2002-10-28 TBD

Jamboree Station, The Netherlands, PI4RIS or PA3HGQ/J 
Option #1: Saturday 2002-10-19 13:48 UTC (***)
Option #2: Sunday 2002-10-20 12:53 UTC (***)
Option #3: Sunday 2002-10-20 14:29 UTC (***)

Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Royal Technical School Belgian Air Force, Sint 
Truiden, Belgium
Direct via ON4BAF
2002-11-02 08:47 UTC 

Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium, direct via 
ON4ESC or Telebridge
2002-11-01 09:43 UTC 

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois direct via AJ9N
TBD
Look for possible live streaming video, the website is 
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org

Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV 
Telebridge TBD

St. Ursula's College, Toowoomba, Australia
TBD

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 60 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during 2002-2003.   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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