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2011-07-04 ARISS Status

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
July 4, 2011

1. Upcoming School Contact

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Matsumoto School for the Visually Impaired, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan on Friday, July 8 at 08:31 UTC.  The school was founded in 1912 and has 29 students of all ages.  All of the students have one or more disabilities. Participating in this NASA education program will give students the opportunity to practice their English and learn more about the International Space Station. This will increase their interest in space and promote international communication.  

2. Italian Contact not Successful

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was scheduled for the Youth Hostel "La Foresta" in Perugia, Italy on Friday, July 1.  Due to technical difficulties, the contact did not take place. ARISS is looking into the problem.

3. Amateur Radio Newsline on U.S. ARISS Proposals

On July 1, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1768 included a story on the new ARISS proposal process for U.S. schools.  "Ham Radio in Space:  July 15 Deadline to Schedule ARISS Contacts" may be found at: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

4. AMSAT Prepares for ARISSat-1 Deployment

The AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service July 3 bulletin (ANS-184) included an article for hams to prepare for the deployment of ARISSat-1.  "Getting Ready for ARISSat-1/RadioSkaf-V Operation" may be viewed here: http://amsat.org/pipermail/ans/2011/000527.html

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