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ARISS Contact Thursday 9 AUGUST

Please join us in listening to an International Space Station school
contact has been planned with participants at the Canada Science and
Technology Museum Summer Day Camps on Thursday, August 9 at 18:39 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and IK1SLD in Italy. The contact
should be audible over Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in
on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in

The museum has run science camps for children in the Ottawa area for over
12 years. The summer of 2012 will see five concurrent camps for 125
children ages 6-12 for seven weeks of the summer. Each of the five camps
has a different theme incorporating various aspects of science, technology
and engineering and all will participate in the ISS link-up. Other
activities will include launching a space balloon, building and programming
robots, cryogenic demonstrations, launching water rockets and using robotic

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery and the EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW*
(277208) servers
 Streaming Audio at:  https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/

Audio on Echolink & web stream is generally transmitted around 20 minutes
prior to the contact taking place so that you can hear some of the
preparation that occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station
call to the ISS.

Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in
the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the
event.Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every

** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other
manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes


John - AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution
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