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2011-06-06 ARISS Status

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
June 6, 2011

1. Upcoming School Contact

South West College Enniskillen, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:28 UTC via telebridge station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland.  The contact has been incorporated into many school disciplines. As an example, Applied Science students have carried out experiments to learn how gravity and force affect space and they've studied the impact science technology has on human development and the environment. Topics including climate change, weather systems and the impacts of science on ecosystems have been explored.

2. Amateur Radio Newsline on ARISS

On June 3, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1764 included a story on the new ARISS proposal process for U.S. schools.  "Ham Radio in Space:  New US Only Selection Process Announced for ARISS Contacts" may be found at:

3. Astronaut Training Status 

An ARISS simulated contact is planned with Kevin Ford, KF5GPP on June 13.  Ford is scheduled to fly with Expedition 33 in September 2012.

Don Pettit, KD5MDT and André Kuipers, PI9ISS are scheduled for an ARISS preflight session on June 22.  The two astronauts are part of Expedition 30 which will launch in November 2011.

4. ARISS Presentations at Ham-Com 2011

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) National Convention will be held at the Ham-Com 2011 in Plano, Texas on Friday and Saturday, June 10 - 11. Several ARISS presentations will be given during the event:

ARISSat-1 a Satellite for STEM Education and Fun
Presented by Keith Pugh, W5IU

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
Presented by Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO

Introduction to Amateur Radio Satellites
Presented by Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW

For more information, see: http://www.hamcom.org

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