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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2005-05-04 01:30 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2005-05-04  01:30 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL,  NASA, the ARISS international 
partners including Canada, Russia, the  European Partners, and Japan) 
team wishes to announce the  following very tentative schedule for ARISS 
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 
145.80 MHz.

The crossband repeater has been active  at times.
The frequencies are uplink of 437.80 MHz and 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; the  application must first be 
to the ARISS region  coordinator.

You should also note that many schools think that they  can request a
specific date and time. Once an application has been accepted  the ARISS 
mentors will work with the school to determine a mutually agreeable  date.

There are several ARISS web  sites:

English:  http://www.rac.ca/ariss/   

French:  http://c.avmdti.free.fr/ariss/index.htm   

ARISS Europe:  http://www.ariss-eu.org/   

ARISS Japan:  http://www.jarl.or.jp/ariss/   

Other web sites that may be of interest  include:


Latest ARISS announcements and news  

Successful  school  list

The  ISS Fan Club website is:

K1ELA has a  website at:

ON6SAT has a  website at:

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 
ARISS-Russia:  n2ww@attbi.com  (Valerie Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)
ARISS-USA:   ARISS@arrl.org (The American Radio Relay  League)

Expedition 11 crew is now on the ISS.
John  Phillips KE5DRY 
Sergei Krikalev U5MIR

To let you in  on how tough it is to schedule contacts, here are some of the 
constraints  the ARISS mentors must work under: 
Each Increment is 26 weeks in length.  

For the next increment (11) we may not schedule:
1. Anything  the first 3 weeks.
2. During EVA weeks (2 EVAs are scheduled for Increment  11)
3. at least 2 weeks prior to the Increment change. 
4. no contacts  during meal and exercise periods.
5. no contacts during post-sleep and pre  sleep (before 0800 UTC and after 
6. contacts on the day of  Progress docking or undocking are circumspect.

Mike Fincke KE5AIT  and Gennady Padalka RN3DT produced a video during their 
stay on Expedition 9.  You can get the QuickTime version (209MB) or the Windows 
Media version (152MB).  These files are huge, so only a broadband connection 
is  recommended.    Thanks Mike and Gennady!   

Windows  Media:

A  discussion on Doppler correction and the ISS frequencies may be found at  


1.        Go to designated homepage  URL.
2.        Click on  Audioconferencing.
3.        Click on  Audio Streaming.
4.        Click on  Join.
5.        Enter conference meeting  number.
6.        Enter passcode (case  sensitive) and there are 11 letters max.   
7.        Enter  name.
8.        Enter email  address.
9.        Enter company, use  ARISS or AMSAT if you want.
10.    Enter title  (optional).
11.    Agree to agreement  policy.
12.    Click proceed.
13.    Wait  for contact to start.  If you are there too early, then you will 
probably  hear music.  Contact streaming should start approximately 6 minutes 
before  AOS.

Albany Hills State School, Brisbane,  Australia, telebridge via NN1SS 
Contact is a go for:  Wed 2005-05-04  07:49 UTC at 73 degrees. 

To join the  event:
URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com
See full instructions  above.

This contact will also be streamed via:  (***)

Vcall/Communicast Room:  3330

Go to www.communicast.com and click on bright orange "LOGIN"  bar.  That will 
take you to a Participant Login page where you will enter  your first and 
last name, email and room  number.

Proposed questions for Albany  Hills:

1. How did your body react to the sudden change of diet and  what types of 
food do you miss most? 
2. Have you ever seen a solar eclipse  from space or would this never happen? 
3. What is the biggest danger during  EVA? 
4. What are some of the daily jobs needing to be done on the ISS?  
5. What kind of tests do you have to go through to become an astronaut?  
6. What do you like most about being in space? 
7. Are there any problems  when you try to sleep on the space station? 
8. What are some of the  different experiments you have on the space station? 
9. Which  planets  other than Earth can you see clearly from the space 
10. When  you go into space, is there a sudden jolt or feeling when you reach 
 microgravity? What is it like? 
11. What does it feel like to travel in a  spaceship through the atmosphere? 
12. Has the space station ever been hit by  space junk or a meteoroid? 
13. How long did it take from liftoff until you  were in space?  
14. How do they make spacesuits extra-strong? 
15.  How long do you exercise each day on the ISS to keep fit and is it more 
than  you’d do on Earth? 

Hosokawa Junior High School, Ikeda,  Osaka, Japan, direct via 8N3H. 
Contact is a go for: Mon 2005-05-09 08:00 UTC  28 deg

Proposed questions for Hosokawa: 

1. What is  the most painstaking thing for you in space?
2. What kinds of food do you eat  in the spaceship?
3. What is the thing you are most surprised at in the  universe?
4. How many people are working in the space station now?
5. How  long does it take until you can become an astronaut?
6. Is working in space  fun?
7. Where do you keep the food you eat in the spaceship?
8. What is  the thing you are worried about in the state of weightlessness?
9. What do  you do when you get dizzy and feel like being sick?
10. Have you ever had a  time when you ran short of food?
11. How do you feel when you are floating in  space?
12. Is it true that the Earth looks beautiful from space?
13. What  is your first impression of space?
14. Is there a doctor on the  spaceship?
15. What do you do when you are free?
16. Is space hot or  cold?
17. What kinds of training are needed to be an astronaut?
18. What  kinds of clothes do you wear in the spaceship?
19. How do you like life in  the spaceship?
20. How do you sleep when you go to bed?
21. What kinds of  studies are needed to be an astronaut?
22. What do you do when you want to  use the toilet?
23. What do the stars and moon look like?  Are they  different from the earth?
24. Is life in the spaceship convenient for  you?

Iroquois Middle School, Niskayuna School  District

D. W. Higgins Institute

Coronado Village School

Proposed  questions for Coronado Village:

1. How did Venus get acid in the  clouds?
2. How did our spark begin?
3. I was wondering, what is the name  of the biggest star?
4. How many planets did you see, if so, what are  they?
5. What does the space station look like and can we see it from  Earth?
6. Do you know of another planet from another galaxy that is bigger  than our 
7. Have you seen the Hubble space telescope? What does it look  
like from space?
8. When the sun collapses into itself and becomes a  black hole, will it have 
enough gravity to suck in the other planets?
9. Why  do stars blow-up?
10. Is it like an apartment in the space station? Are black  holes visible?
11. What state or country are you looking at right now?
12.  What is the biggest galaxy named?
13. What are the cores of the gas giants'  made of?
14. Have you ever been on the moon and do you think people could  live there 
15. What does Earth look like from cold dark  space?
16. How did the great red spot get on Jupiter?
17. What is the  largest constellation?
18. How do you become an astronaut?
19. How do  astronauts communicate with their families from outer space?
20. Do you dream  in outer space? What is it like?

Jaanimmarik  School, Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada, direct via VE3TBD or TBD.

Virgilio Primary School, Mestre, Venice, Italy, direct via  IZ5ENH.

Northlawn, St. Stephen, St. Anthony, Streator,  IL, direct via KB9UPS / 

Ecole De la Source,  Mascouche, Quebec, Canada, direct via VE2CRL.

2005  National Boy Scout Jamboree (2005-07-26 to 2005-08-02), Fort A.P. Hill, 
Bowling  Green, Virginia, direct via K2BSA.

Brigidine College,  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, direct via VK2KVE.

Proposed questions for Brigidine College:
1. If you were  wearing a watch in space would the second hand move the same 
speed as it does on  earth? And would it be the same time? 
2. Does being so far away from earth  give you a different perspective on 
life, or a different meaning to your life?  
3. If an astronaut gets sick or needs an emergency operation during your  
time in space, what do you do? 
4. If you grow plants in space, how would  they grow and respond since there 
is no gravity? 
5. What kind of advice  would you give to kids aspiring to be astronauts in 
the future? 
6. Do you  feel that you are making some significant contribution to world 
history and the  sustainability of the human race? 
7. What has been the most rewarding and  memorable aspect of your journey and 
what has been the most frightening stage so  far?
8. Do you think that what you are doing now is like a parallel to the  17th 
and 18th century, with explorers finding “new worlds”? And will space  
continue to be the “final frontier” in 50 or 100 years time? 
9. Who owns the  moon? That is, if some valuable mineral was discovered on 
the moon or a passing  asteroid, whom does it belong to? 
10. Who has more control over the ISS: you  and the ISS crew, or the ground 
control crew? 
11. How do you monitor the  cosmic radiation levels you are exposed to, and 
what effect do these increased  levels have on your body? 
12. Have you seen or experienced anything whilst  being on the ISS that has 
been unexpected, unusual, or that has taken you  completely by surprise? 
13. How do you feel about being the first people  travelling on the shuttle 
after the Columbia accident and how did you mentally  prepare yourself? 
14. Have you felt or heard impacts by meteorites on the  walls of the ISS and 
what protection do you have against impacts by meteorites?  
15. Does being in space put a different perspective on the things we deem as  
important here on earth? 
16. How do you shield yourself from the dangerous  electromagnetic radiation 
that is usually reduced by the earth’s outer  atmosphere and magnetic field? 
17. According to relativity theory you should  age less in the fast moving 
ISS, (about an hour less in 5 months), than you  would on earth. Do you have 
clocks on board that can measure time dilation?  
18. Has the research currently being undertaken on energy use efficiencies  
and air/water quality produced any results that could be used on earth?  

Zurich International School, Horgen, Switzerland, direct  via HB9ZIS

2005 World Expo, Aichi, Japan direct via  TBD

Samuel Hearne Secondary School, Inuvik, NT, Canada,  direct via VE3TBD or TBD

Kuss Mills School, MA, callsign  TBD

Currently the ARISS operations  team has a list of 60 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact  during 2005.   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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