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2010-06-14 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
June 14, 2010



1. Upcoming School Contact

Asahi Manabiya, located in Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan, has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, June 23 at 12:48 UTC. Asahi Manabiya is a volunteer club with approximately 50 members. It hopes to pique children's interest in natural science including electrical and electronic phenomena through this ARISS activity.  

2. Astronaut Caldwell-Dyson Speaks with ISIS Andrea Ponti via ARISS

On Monday, June 7, students from ISIS Andrea Ponti in Gallarate, Varese, Italy, linked up with on-orbit astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, KF5DBF via an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact.  An audience of more than 250 students, teachers and visitors, located in several classrooms and connected by multimedia screens, were present for the contact. ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF introduced the event and ARISS activities with a presentation via phone line. The event was distributed via webcast and was covered by the local media and newspapers. This contact was the final event of several cross-curricular activities involving different school subjects including Science, History, Geography, Math, Information Technology and English. 

3. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

On June 11, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1713 included a short story titled, "Radio from Space:  Astroham Congratulates WIA on its 100th Anniversary."  The article is about Tracy Caldwell-Dyson's ARISS contact during the WIA's anniversary dinner in which she sent greetings and talked about the advancements in communications over the years. A link to the audio is provided.  To view the article, see: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

4. Astronaut Training Status

Astronaut Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC is scheduled to receive ARISS basic operations training on July 12. 

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