August 4, 2002

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Space Symposium Call for Papers

ANS is pleased to announce the 20th Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA Annual meeting, scheduled for November 7-11. 2002 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The event will chronicle recent and future Amateur Radio satellite technology developments, including an electronic surplus stores tour on November 7th; a Field Operations breakfast and a tour of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company on November 10th; and the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors Meeting on November 10th and 11th.

This is the Third "Call for Papers" to be presented during the 2002 Symposium.Papers may be presented by the author during the Symposium, or simply offered for inclusion in the Symposium Proceedings publication. The subject matter should be of general interest to amateur radio operators involved in satellite communications. Suggested topics include operating techniques, antenna design and construction, spacecraft design and construction, current mission status, proposed satellite missions, telemetry acquisition and relay, satellite microwave projects, etc.

A brief abstract of the proposed paper (in outline format) should be submitted as soon as possible. The final date for abstracts is July 25th, 2002. Copy ready papers must be received no later than August 26th 2002. Electronic submittal is preferred. The format must be either MS word compatible or in plain text.

Please e-mail your electronic submittals to Doug Howard at

It appears that there is a problem with the registration form for the AMSAT Annual Meeting. If you fax the form to the AMSAT office, please do NOT use the boxes for your Visa or MasterCard number. The shaded areas do not show up on the fax. Instead, drop right below the boxes and write the number there. Thanks so much -- Martha.

[ANS thanks Keith Pugh, W5IU, the 2002 event chairman]

ARISS Upcoming Operations Schedule

The ARISS operations team has announced a (very tentative) schedule for upcoming ARISS school contacts. They note the schedule is very fluid and may change at the last minute. All are reminded that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered secondary and those interested in monitoring these transmissions are asked to check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest announcements. Updated listings are noted with an (***).

Those so interested can listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.80 MHz.

Here is the schedule:

ISS Expedition 5 crew:
Peggy Whitson KC5ZTD
Sergei Treschev RZ3FU
Valeri Korzun RZ3FK

KANSAI HAM FESTIVAL 2002, Hirakata, Japan direct via 8N3ISS
2002-08-02 08:32 UTC (***)

Euro Space Center space camp direct via ON4ESC
1st choice 2002-08-07 18:06 UTC (***)
2nd choice 2002-08-08 17:12 UTC (***)

Jamboree Station, The Netherlands, PI4RIS
1st choice 2002-08-24 or 2002-08-25
2nd choice 2002-08-17 or 2002-08-18

Kursk's High School No. 55, Russia, 2001 direct via RK3WXZ
1st choice 2002-08-30 07:57 UTC (***)
2nd choice 2002-08-29 08:53 UTC (***)
3rd choice 2002-08-28 08:14 UTC (***)

Mikve Israel School/ Givatayim Space Observatory, Israel direct via
4Z4SAT Week of 2002-09-02 TBD (***)

Whitson Crew Pick, Stanley Clark School, South Bend, IN
Week of 2002-09-02 TBD

Whitson Crew Pick, Martensdale - St. Mary's School, Martensdale, IA
Week of 2002-09-09 TBD

Whitson Crew Pick, Silver Hills Middle School, Fairplay, CO
Week of 2002-09-16 TBD

Joamie Ilniarvik, Iqualuit, Nunavut, Canada
Week of 2002-09-23 TBD

Whitson Crew Pick, Spruce Hill Christian School (K-8), Philadelphia, PA
Week 2002-09-30 TBD

Glen Waverley Secondary College, Melbourne Australia, VK3BPU

Travis Elementary, Greenville, Texas

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, Illinois direct via AJ9N
TBD (***)
Look for possible live streaming video, the website is

Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Telebridge TBD

The latest ARISS announcement and successful school list is now available on the ARISS web site at

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of over 40 schools that they hope will be able to have a contact during 2002. As the schedule becomes more solidified, they will be letting everyone know. Current plans call for an average of one scheduled school contact per week.

ARISS is a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, and the ARISS international partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan.

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, for the above information.]

ANS in Brief

ANS is still looking for additional Editors, if you are interested in joining the team please contact Robin Haighton

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This week's AMSAT News Service bulletins were edited by AMSAT  Executive Vice President Keith Baker, KB1SF,