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2011-12-05 ARISS Status

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
December 5, 2011

1. Upcoming School Contact

Nuvviti School in Ivujivik Nunavik, Quebec, Canada has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, December 5 at 18:10 UTC via station WH6PN in Hawaii. Students have formed a space club and are learning about the ISS via videos, the internet and guest speakers. They are also learning about correct radio usage and protocol and are working on science-related projects that they will display in the gym. First Air and the Makivik Corporation are sponsors of the contact. 

2. New Proposal Cycle for ARISS-US Contacts

NASA Teaching From Space (TFS) office recently announced a new proposal cycle for ARISS-US contacts.  The deadline for submitting proposals is January 30, 2012 for contacts to be held in the July 15, 2012 - January 15, 2013 timeframe. TFS has received several inquiries and proposals are already coming in. An informational session will be held on Wednesday, December 7 at 12 PM CST (1800 UTC) to answer any questions concerning the proposal process.  To attend the session or to have questions answered, contact TFS at JSC-TFS-ARISS@mail.nasa.gov or call 281-244-1919.
For more information, see the TFS Web site: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/students/ariss.html

Also see the ARRL article (includes dates for future information sessions):

3. AMSAT News Service Covers ARISS

On Sunday, December 4, AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service bulletin (ANS-338) included a status on ARISSat-1.  "ARISSat-1/KEDR Orbit Losing 1.5 KM Per Day" may be found at: http://amsat.org/pipermail/ans/2011/000572.html

4. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

On December 2, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1790 posted a story about ARISSat re-entering Earth's atmosphere.  The article, "Ham Radio in Space: ARISSat-1 Approaching Last Days On-Orbit," may be viewed at:  ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

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