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2010-09-06 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
September 6, 2010


1. Upcoming School Contact

The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, Oslo, Norway has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Saturday, September 11 at 12:16 UTC via telebridge station LU8YY in Neuquen, Argentina.  The museum has a small planetarium which offers classes on astronomy and space. A total of 63,000 students at all levels in the Norwegian school system attend 25 different programs at the museum throughout the year. The museum participated in the NASA Albedo Project in 2008 and distributed Galileoscopes during the International Year of Astronomy 2009.  

2. Successful Contact with Konu Milky Way Observatory 

Konu "Milky Way," a children's astronomical observatory in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan, participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, August 30. Shannon Walker, KD5DXB answered 27 questions posed to her by the youth. The observatory provides the general public with an opportunity to observe the night sky and to learn about the ISS and amateur radio.  It operates its own club station 8J4MY.

3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

On September 3, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1725 included a story on Dave Taylor, the new ARISS-U.S. delegate.  "Names in the News: W8AAS Appointed AMSAT US Delegate to ARISS International" may be found at: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

4. Astronaut Training Status

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA had an ARISS refresher course on September 3.  He was briefed on procedures to install the VHF Ericsson radio system in the Columbus module. Nespoli is slated to fly with Expedition 26 in December 2010.  

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