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2010-01-04 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
January 4, 2010


1. Upcoming School Contacts

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for the Marconi Commemoration Event to be held at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in Rome, Italy on Thursday, January 7 at 09:00 UTC.  Students will speak to on-orbit astronaut Jeffrey Williams via telebridge station W6SRJ in California. ESRIN (European Space Research Institute) personnel will give presentations and provide leaflets to the students.

Humanity Primary and Junior High School, Tou-cheng town, Taiwan has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, January 11 at 06:53 UTC. The Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League (CTARL) is sponsoring this event. Through this opportunity, students will learn about space and radio communications.

2. Cosmonaut Enjoys ARISS Contact

Cosmonaut Maxim Suraev participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students from Noginsk High School on December 10, 2009. Suraev, an alumnus of the school, wrote about his experience in his blog. See: http://rt.com/About_Us/Blogs/orbital-log/2009-12-28.html

3. ISS Ham Debrief Scheduled

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) debrief session has been scheduled with Expedition 20/21 crew members Nicole Stott, KE5GJN and Robert Thirsk, VA3CSA on Tuesday, January 5.  The feedback provided by the astronauts will help ARISS update program procedures.



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