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2009-06-22 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
June 22, 2009





1. Upcoming School Contacts

Centre scolaire de Berlaymont in Waterloo, Belgium has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday June 22 at 12:15 UTC.  This will be a telebridge contact via station W6SRJ in California.  Students will pose questions about life and work in space to European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Frank De Winne on the International Space Station.  Audio from this contact will be fed into the EchoLink AMSAT (101377) and JK1ZRW (277208) servers.

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Departement IWT in Hoboken, Belgium. The school will use the contact on its information day, June 27, 2009. The goal of this day is to persuade high school students to study a technical subject (e.g., engineering). Therefore, the contact will not be embedded in curricular activities as such, but will be part of this day in the course of a panel discussion around the subject: "the sky is not the limit." The contact will take place at 09:33 UTC via telebridge station W6SRJ in California.  Audio from this contact will be fed into the EchoLink AMSAT (101377) and JK1ZRW (277208) servers.

Inukjuak Space Camp in Kuujjuaq Quebec, Canada has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on July 2 at 17:58 UTC, assisted by telebridge station WH6PN in Hawaii. Makivik Corporation, a non-profit organization that promotes economic growth of Inuit businesses, is supporting the event. Students from grades 1-6 have been involved in a space club to learn about space, the International Space Station and amateur radio protocol.  Audio from this contact will be fed into the EchoLink AMSAT (101377) and JK1ZRW (277208) servers.

2. ARISS International Meeting Held

The Amateur Radio on the  International Space Station (ARISS) International Face to Face Meeting was held on Thursday and Friday, June 18 -19 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. Team members gave reports on their respective regions as well as status updates on the program's committees including education, publicity, operations and hardware.

3. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

On June 19, Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1662 provided a status on the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) education program. To view "Ham Radio in Space:  ARISS Reaches 443 School Contacts," see: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News-A/news.txt










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