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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2008-02-08 18:30 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2008-02-08  18:30 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

As you may or may not be aware, ARISS trains each ISS crew  before they go up 
to the ISS on using the onboard radios and ARISS  procedures.  To make the 
training more realistic, ARISS has arranged for a  local Houston school to 
participate in 2 simulated ARISS contacts with  crewmembers in training at JSC.  
These two contacts will be retransmitted  on IRLP and the W5RRR repeater.  
Please note, that the times may fluctuate  somewhat depending on how well the 
training is going and crewmember  availability.  

Simulated contact with Bay Area Charter  Elementary School, El Lago, Texas 
ISS callsign KC5ZTA, ground station W5RRR  
Simulated Contact 1 with Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA 
Successful 2008-02-08  16:05 UTC   (***)

Simulated contact with Bay Area Charter  Elementary School, El Lago, Texas 
ISS callsign KE5AIT, ground station  W5RRR  
Simulated Contact 2 with E. Michael Fincke KE5AIT 
Successful  2008-02-08 16:30 UTC  (***)

Robespierre, Rueil-Malmaison,  F-92500, France, direct via F6KFA
Contact is a go for: Thu 2008-02-21   14:21 UTC 77 deg
Scheduled to be with Léopold Eyharts FX0STD/KE5FNO
ISS  callsign that will be used is FX0STD (***)

Next missions  with astronaut/hams on board. 
STS-122 launched on time at 2008-02-07 19:45  UTC and is chasing the ISS.
STS-123 launch tentatively scheduled for about  2008-03-13 

Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is  334. 
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 4.  (***)

ARISS expects no school contacts until STS-122 launches due  to the crew work 
schedule.  We will keep everyone informed of any  changes.

QSL information may be found at:   

ISS  callsigns:  DP0ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, RS0ISS  


The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2008-02-08 18:30 UTC. 

Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  instructions 
for any contact that may be streamed live.  

The successful  school list has been updated as of 2008-02-08 18:30 UTC  (***)

Frequency  chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC:


There  have been rumors in the past indicating that the ISS was having direct 
contacts  on the 40 meter band.  There is no HF radio equipment on board and  
available yet.  The HF antenna is mounted.  Sometimes WA3NAN will  retransmit 
shuttle  audio.

Expedition  16 on orbit: 
Peggy Whitson 
Yuri Malenchenko RK3DUP  
Daniel Tani  KD5DXE

Léopold Eyharts  FX0STD/KE5FNO


Charlie  Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors  

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