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2010-02-01 ARISS Status

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
February 1, 2010

1. Upcoming School Contact

Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton, New York has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Tuesday, February 2 at 17:43 UTC. The school is integrating the contact throughout subject areas including but not limited to art, science, math, and English Language Arts.  

2. JAXA Astronaut Participates in ARISS Contact with Boy Scouts

On Thursday, January 28, JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP conducted an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Boy Scouts visiting the Morioka Children's Museum of Science in Morioka, Iwate, Japan. The children asked questions such as, "What is done to avoid collisions with space debris?" and "Why don't artificial satellites fall on the earth?" Through this activity, the youth learned about the ISS, satellite orbits and amateur radio.

3. Moscow Aviation Institute Experiment Activated

Cosmonaut Maxim Suraev activated the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI-75) experiment onboard the ISS on Wednesday - Friday, January 27 - 29. Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images of Earth and the ISS were downlinked to ground stations. Images received were archived to the ARISS SSTV Gallery. See: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/

4. ISS Ham Debrief Scheduled

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) debrief session has been scheduled with Expedition 20/21 astronaut Frank DeWinne, ON1DWN on Thursday, February 4.  The feedback provided will help ARISS update program operations.

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