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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-10-24 05:00 UTC



Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-10-24 05:00 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

ISS Expedition 6 crew:
Kenneth Bowersox KD5JBP
Nikolai Budarin
Donald Pettit


Expedition 6 is scheduled to go up on STS-113.  The launch is 
scheduled for No Earlier Than 2002-11-10.  Scheduled ARISS contacts
are off limits for the first 3 weeks after the handover.
Scheduled ARISS contacts will probably resume in mid December 2002
or early January 2003.



Whitson Crew Pick, Spruce Hill Christian School (K-8), Philadelphia, PA
Option #3 Tuesday 2002-10-22 18:13 UTC telebridge via WH6PN  (***)
Contact was successful.  Congratulations Spruce Hill and Peggy(***)

Whitson Crew Pick, Silverheels Middle School, Fairplay, CO
Option 3: 2002-10-28 15:54 UTC telebridge via WH6PN

Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Royal Technical School Belgian Air Force, Sint 
Truiden, Belgium
Direct via ON4BAF
2002-11-02 08:38 UTC  (***)

Frank De Winne Crew Pick, Euro Space Center, Transinne, Belgium, direct via 
ON4ESC or Telebridge
2002-11-04 08:23 UTC (***)

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

Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA, Direct via KM1CC (***)
TBD week of 2003-01-13 (***)

World Scout Jamboree 2003, Sattahip, Thailand, Direct via E20AJ (***)
TBD from 2002-12-28 to 2003-01-07 (***)

St. Ursula's College, Toowoomba, Australia
TBD

The Joamie Ilniarvik, Iqualuit, Nunavut, Canada school still 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.

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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