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ARISS contact Friday 8 FEB




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> Please join us in listening to an ARISS contact between astronauts aboard ISS and participants at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
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> AOS is expected at 20:07 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be atelebridge between NA1SS and IK1SLD in Italy. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
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> The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.  Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.  SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™ 
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> Audio from this contact will be fed into the:
> EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers
> IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector
> Streaming Audio at:  https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio
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> 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.
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> 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 third question.
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> ** 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 **
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> 73,
> John - AG9D
> ARISS Audio Distribution
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