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2010-04-19 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
April 19, 2010


1. Upcoming School Contacts

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Jessup Elementary School in Houston, Texas on Monday, April 19 at 18:43 UTC. This will be a telebridge connection through ground station WH6PN in Hawaii. The school has integrated the ARISS activity into the school curriculum, specifically focusing on science, math, and language arts instruction across the pre-kindergarten to the fourth grade level.

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for an IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) Region 1 Exhibition in European Parliament Brussels on Tuesday, April 27 at 12:53 UTC via telebridge station LU1CGB in Argentina. Students have been invited to visit the European Parliament for this special event.

2. ARISS - Poland School Contact Successful

On Monday, April 12, Expedition 22/23 astronaut Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students attending Edward Abramowski Technical and Comprehensive Schools Complex No. 3 in Katowice, Poland.  The school prepared for the contact by incorporating ARISS into lesson plans covering Geography, Physics, IT and Electronics. Eleven questions were answered and Noguchi expressed his condolences to the school on the death of their president.

3. Astronaut Training Status

Astronauts Kevin Ford and Shane Kimbrough will receive an overview of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program on Monday, April 19. Both astronauts are scheduled to fly on future ISS expeditions.
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