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2010-03-01 ARISS Status



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



1. Upcoming School Contact

Expedition 22 astronaut Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Hamasuka Junior High School in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan on Thursday, March 4. This is a direct contact and is scheduled for 10:09 UTC. Noguchi is an alumnus of the school.

2. Timothy Creamer Chats with Doncaster Students via ARISS Contact

On Thursday, February 25, Timothy Creamer, KC5WKI spoke with Doncaster Primary School students in Doncaster, Victoria, Australia via an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. The connection was made through telebridge ground station VK4KHZ in Queensland. Two hundred fifty guests attended the event and watched as the students asked nineteen questions of the on-orbit astronaut. The students were involved in many activities leading up to the contact in their Physics, Space, Geography, and English classes. During one such activity, the students researched a place in the solar system and created a short television program for the intergalactic travel show "Postcards."

3. ARISS Annual Report 2009 Posted

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Annual Report 2009 has been posted to the AMSAT Web site. See: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/Papers/Annual%20Reports/ARISS_Annual_Report_2009_Final.pdf

4. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

The February 26, Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1698 includes one item about the ARISS program.  The "Ham Radio in Space" article summarizes the ARISSat Design Review meeting held in Orlando, Florida.  See: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt


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