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2012-09-04 ARISS Status

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report

September 4, 2012




1.            Upcoming School Contacts


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been
scheduled for Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School in Dorado, Puerto Rico
on Tuesday, September 4 at 14:17 UTC via telebridge station K6DUE in
Greenbelt, Maryland.  The ARISS contact is part of a comprehensive education
plan which will pique students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM).  


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been
scheduled for Gymnasium Michelstadt in Michelstadt, Germany on Friday,
September 7 at 08:52 UTC. The school is part of the MINT network which
specializes in the fields of Mathematics, Informatics, Nature sciences and
Technology. It hopes to involve a large number of students and get them
interested in science through the ARISS contact and associated hands-on
activities, field trips and guest speakers.


Tara Anglican School in North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia has
been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
(ARISS) contact on Sunday, September 9 at 08:50 UTC via telebridge station
ON4ISS in Belgium.  Tara Anglican is a girls K-12 school with an
observatory. The school's Astronomy Group involves students from many local
schools.  The ARISS contact will highlight lessons on astronomy.  


2.            Successful Contacts


Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI participated in two ARISS (Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station) contacts over the past week. He spoke
with students attending Megina Gymnasium Mayen in Mayen, Germany on Friday,
August 31 and with youth from the Iruma Junior Ham Club in Iruma, Japan on
Sunday, September 2. Sunita Williams, KD5PLB picked up a third ARISS contact
with the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland on Saturday,
September 1. The radio contacts were integrated into comprehensive science
and math lessons.

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