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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2008-03-27 20:30 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2008-03-27  20:30 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education,  Xuhui, Shanghai, 
China, direct via BY4AY
Contact is a go for: Tue 2008-04-01  08:10 UTC 39 deg

Osnovna škola Pazin, Pazin, Croatia, direct via  9A7P (***)
Contact is a go for: Mon 2008-04-07 14:52 UTC 79 deg (***)   

Next missions with astronaut/hams on board. 
STS-124   (***)

STS-123 is back on earth:  Congratulations to all!   (***)

Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 339.  
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 6. 

QSL  information may be found at: 

ISS callsigns:   DP0ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, RS0ISS  


The  ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international  
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan)  
team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for  ARISS 
contacts.  This schedule is very fluid and may change at  the last minute.  
Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is  considered secondary.  Please 
check the various AMSAT and ARISS  webpages for the latest announcements.  
Changes from the last  announcement are noted with (***).  Also, please check 
MSNBC.com for  possible live retransmissions 
(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp).   Listen for the ISS on the downlink 
145.80 MHz.

The crossband  repeater has been active at times.
The frequencies are uplink of 437.80 MHz  and downlink of 145.80 MHz.

For information about educational  materials available from ISS partner space 
Agencies, please refer to links  on the ARISS Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are interested  in supporting an ARISS contact, then you must fill
in an application.   The ARISS operations mentor team will not accept a
direct request to support  an ARISS contact; the application must first be 
to the ARISS region  coordinator.

You should also note that many schools think that they  can request a
specific date and time. Once an application has been accepted  the ARISS 
mentors will work with the school to determine a mutually agreeable  date.

There are several ARISS web  sites:

English:  http://www.rac.ca/ariss/   

French:  http://c.avmdti.free.fr/ariss/index.htm   

ARISS Europe:  http://www.ariss-eu.org/   

ARISS Japan:  http://www.jarl.or.jp/ariss/  

Your  completely filled out application should be returned to the
nearest  coordinating ARISS region if your specific region is not
listed.  E-mail  is the preferred method of submitting an application.

Here are the  email addresses:
ARISS-Canada and all other countries not  covered:   ve2ka@rac.ca (Daniel 
Lamoureux  VE2KA)
ARISS-Europe:  jh.hahn@gmx.net (J. Hahn, DL3LUM /  PA1MUC)
ARISS-Japan and all Region 3 countries:  iaru-r3@jarl.or.jp  (Keigo Komuro 
ARISS-Russia: n2ww@attbi.com  (Valerie  Agabekov N2WW/UA6HZ)
ARISS-USA:  ARISS@arrl.org (The American Radio  Relay  League)

QSL  information may be found at:   

Other  web sites that may be of interest  include:


Latest ARISS announcements and news  

Successful  school  list

The  ISS Fan Club website is:

K1ELA has a  website at:

ON6SAT has a  website at:

IRLP website at:   
This new site will have the links  for simulcast contacts that have IRLP and 

Additional information may be found on the amsat.org calendar of  events for 
where to find the audio on EchoLink, IRLP and Shoutcast.  

Friends and family of the Expedition 12 crew have put together a  website:

A listing of ARISS related magazine articles:  
Currently the list includes articles from CQ, CQ VHF, QST, and The AMSAT  
Journal.  Please contact me directly if you have additional suggestions.  

Expedition 16 on orbit: 
Peggy Whitson
Yuri  Malenchenko RK3DUP  
Garrett Reisman  KE5HAE

STS-123 is back on earth:  Congratulations to  all!  (***)
Dominic Gorie, Gregory Johnson, Richard Linnehan, Robert  Behnken KE5GGX, 
Michael Foreman, Takao Doi, Léopold Eyharts  FX0STD/KE5FNO

To let you in on how tough it is  to schedule contacts, here are some of the 
constraints the ARISS mentors  must work under: 
Each Increment is 26 weeks in length. 

For any  given expedition, we typically may not schedule:
1. Anything the first 3  weeks.
2. During EVA weeks 
3. at least 2 weeks prior to the Increment  change. 
4. no contacts during meal and exercise periods.
5. no contacts  during post-sleep and pre sleep (before 08:00 UTC and after 
19:30 UTC)
6.  contacts on the day of Progress docking or undocking are  circumspect.

Mike Fincke KE5AIT and Gennady Padalka RN3DT  produced a video during their 
stay on Expedition 9. You can get the QuickTime  version (209MB) or the Windows 
Media version (152MB). These files are huge, so  only a broadband connection 
is recommended.    Thanks Mike and  Gennady!   

Windows  Media:

A  discussion on Doppler correction and the ISS frequencies may be found  at


This  file was updated 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

1. Go  to designated homepage URL.
2. Click on Audioconferencing.
3. Click on  Audio Streaming.
4. Click on Join.
5. Enter conference meeting  number.
6. Enter passcode (case sensitive) and there are 11 letters  max.  
7. Enter name.
8. Enter email address.
9. Enter company,  use ARISS or AMSAT if you want.
10. Enter title (optional).
11. Agree to  agreement policy.
12. Click proceed.
13. Wait for contact to start.   If you are there too early, then you will 
probably hear music.  Contact  streaming should start approximately 6 minutes 
before  AOS.

IRLP website at: 
If using IRLP is  more convenient for you than using EchoLink, please  
connect to the  IRLP reflector 9010.  

The Discovery 9010 Reflector also has  streaming audio available.  Once on
the main page, select “audio  library” on the left sidebar.  The prompt
to join the audio stream is  posted at the top of this page.

More directly, you can go to  

The audio  stream will be delayed. 

Additional information on the IRLP  Discovery Reflector requirements:
The use of the Discovery Reflector requires  that your audio player have 
ability to play a pls file.  Confirm that  your player has that file.  You 
should also confirm that port 8080 is open  to allow the audio stream.

Here is how to check  Realplayer:
1.  Open up Realplayer
2.   Tools>Preferences>Content Media Types> click on Select located under  
the Manual button.  
You should see .pls as one of the accepted  files

Here is how to check Winamp:
1.  Open up Winamp
2.   Options>preference>General preference>file types
You should see pls  as one of the accepted files

Additional information may be found on  the amsat.org calendar of events for 
where to find the audio on EchoLink, IRLP  and Shoutcast.

Please give the EchoLInk EDU_NET server  your preference over the EchoLink 
AMSAT server for your connection. This  will keep the load light on the 
AMSAT server, assuring us of better audio  quality all around.

You can connect to the AMSAT Conference Room  server at node 101377.
Audio is also available at times on the JK1ZRW server  at node 277208. Please 
connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep the load light on  the *AMSAT* server. 
 This will ensure good audio quality for all  listeners.

For latest information on ISS - school contact audio  feeds into EchoLink, 
please check the AMSAT calendar of events  at:


Shanghai  Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education, Xuhui, Shanghai, 
China, direct  via BY4AY 
Contact is a go for: Tue 2008-04-01 08:10 UTC 39 deg  

Proposed questions for Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and  Technology 

1. In the space, what does the Moon  look like from the space?
2. Will humans grow taller and taller in the space  station without gravity? 
If a baby born there, will he grow taller than Yao  Ming?
3. Does your hair grow faster in the space station? Could you get a  haircut? 
 And how? 
4. Suppose there is something wrong with the  telecommunication connection, 
and you can’t contact with the station on earth,  what will you do? 
5. Have you ever planted vegetables in the space? 
6.  How to deal with those life rubbish in the space?  Will they be taken 
back  to the Earth or be left in the space?
7. Do you wish your children become  astronauts, too?
8. Does your biologic time change in the space? How to set  up your sleeping 
9. Have you ever seen aliens or UFO in the  space?
10. If I want to be an astronaut, what qualities are required?
11.  How to deal with the carbon dioxide and other exhaust gas from humans in 
space  station? Are there any purified equipments?
12. The flames will be up in the  air when something is on fire on the Earth. 
What would happen if something is on  fire in the cabin? 
13. Can you “walk” in the space? How do you feel?
14.  How do astronauts do exercises in the space?
15. Is it boring in space  sometimes?          
16. Will  you feel faint in the state of zero gravity?  What actions can you  
17. In the space, how do you drink water and go to washroom? 
18. Will  you snore when you are sleeping in the space station?
19. What kind of food  do you have in the space? Is there any strict 
regulation for that? How about  your appetite?
20. What will you do if someone in the space station gets  sick?
21. How do astronauts take a shower in the space?
22. What would  happen if you have carelessly overturned water in the space?
23. How to avoid  the clashing of the space rubbish in the space station?
24. In the space  station, what kind of method you will take to participate 
2008 Beijing Olympics?  

Osnovna škola Pazin, Pazin, Croatia, direct via 9A7P  
Contact is a go for: Mon 2008-04-07 14:52 UTC 79 deg (***)   

Proposed questions for Osnovna škola Pazin:  (***)
1. When  you were in space for the first time, how old were you?
2. How long does it  take from Earth to ISS?
3. Were you afraid of going to ISS?  
4. What  is the most frightening in space? 
5. Is any plant or vegetable planted in  space?
6. Do you have any animals abroad ISS?
7. Have you seen any aliens?  
8. What do you drink and eat?
9. Does food spoil faster or slower?
10.  Is it boring in space sometimes?
11. Is there any space sport? 
12. Do you  listen to any radio or music?
13. Do you play any instruments on the  station?
14. Do you play any social games?
15. Is it hard getting used to  life in space?
16. How do you shower?
17. What thing do you miss the most  in space?
18. Which is the biggest man-made building or construction in  space?
19. Do you see satellites from ISS?
20. What is Space shuttle's  maximum speed?
21. What is the ISS fuel consumption? 
22. What do you  think about ARISS school contacts?
23. Are your experiments dangerous?
24.  Did you ever see a vulcano eruption from space?

Han Gwang  Boys & Girls High School, Pyeong Taek City, Gyeong Gi Province, 
Republic of  Korea, direct via HL0HQSC 
Scheduled for Yi So-yeon who will use  HL0ARISS 

Proposed questions for Han Gwang Boys & Girls High  School:  (***)

1. What is your feeling of a state of zero  gravity? Do you have any 
inconvenience of your activities? 
(Mujungnyeok sangtaeui neukkimeun eotteohamyeo hwaldonghaneunde eoryeoumeun  
2. How did you feel when you enter into the space? 
(Ujuseoni balsadoeeo ujuro ollagadeon sungan eotteon  neukkimieotseumnikka?)
3. How many hours do you sleep? Is your sleeping place  comfortable?
(Jameun harue myeot siganeul jamyeo, janeun gongganeun  pyeonanhangayo?)
4. There might be a lot of pieces of the broken satellites  or meteorites in 
the space. How do you deal with the dangers of  them?
(Ujueneun sumaneun wiseong jogakdeurina unseokdeuri iseultende geureon  
geotdeuri juneun wiheomi itdamyeon eotteoke daebihaneunjiyo?)
5. How many  chambers do you have in the ISS and what are their purposes?
(Ujujeonggeojangeneun bangi myeot gaena iseumyeo eotteon nyongdoro  
6. When do you think Korea will have another chance that the  next Korean 
astronaut can go into the space?
(Daeum gihoee urinara  ujuineun eonje dasi ujue gage doelkkayo?)
7. What is the most exciting thing  you have ever experienced in the space 
(Geudongan gyoyukbadeun  modeun gwajeonggwa ujujeonggeojangeseo gyeongheomhan 
geot jung gajang sinnatdeon  ireun mueonnimnikka?)
8. What is the most important thing which the students  should learn to be an 
(Ujuini doegireul wonhaneun haksaengdeuri  hakgyoeseo kkok baewoya hal 
geoseun mueoshirago saenggakhasimnikka?)
9. How  about your impressions about the communications with Korean teenagers 
through  amateur radio?
(Museon Haemtongsineuro urinara cheongsonyeondeulgwa gyosineul  hasineun 
sogami eotteosimnikka?)
10. Can you see any structures on the earth  from the outer space?
(Ujueseo boineun jigu wiui  geonchungmuri itseumnikka?)

11. Can you use cellular phone or  telephone in the ISS?  
(Ujujeonggeojangeseoneun haendeuponeul sayonghal  su innayo? animyeon ilban 
jeonhwagiga innayo?)
12. What kind of work are you  going to do in Russia after completing the 
space mission?
(Ujuimmureul machigo reosiaeseo eotteon ireul hage doemnikka?)
13. When will  you come back to Korea? And what do you want to do first after 
you come back to  Korea?
(Hangugeneun eonje omyeo hanguge omyeon jeil  meonjeo hago sipeun iri 
14. Do you recycle the Oxygen or do  other crews bring it from the earth?
(Ujujeonggeojangeseoneun sansoreul  jaehwaryonghaeseo sayonghamnikka? 
animyeon, dareun saeroun seungmuwondeuri  olttae mada sansotongeul gajigo omnikka?)
15. What do you want to really say  to Korean teenagers, now?
(Urinara cheongsonyeondeurege  gajang hasigo sipeun malsseumeun mueonningayo?)
16. With what exercise do you  care your health? Do you have any sporting 
(Eotteon  undongeuro geonganggwallireul haneunji, geurigo undongsiseoldeureun 
17. Can you drink alcohol beverage in the space station?  
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo ilban eumnyosu oee alkool seongbunui  eumnyodo masil su 
18. I read that it is very noisy in the ISS. How  noisy is it?
(Eoneu chaegeseo boni ujujeonggeojang ani  sikkeureopdago hadeonde eoneu 

National  Science Museum of Korea, Daejon, Republic of Korea, direct via 
Scheduled for Yi So-yeon who will use HL0ARISS 

Proposed  questions for National Science Museum of Korea:  (***)

1. What  is the most precious thing which you have brought into the space 
(Ujue gajigo gan gaein mulgeon junge gajang sojunghan geoseun  mueonnimnikka?)
2. Do you have some snacks, ice cream or Kimchi in the  ISS?
(Ujujeonggeojangeneun gansigina aiseukeurim, gimchido  innayo?)
3. Do you keep wearing a space suit from the departure to the  arrival on the 
(Jigueseo chulbalhaeseo jiguro olttaekkaji  gyesok gujubongman ipgo 
4. Do the crews sleep in turns or  together?
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo seungmuwondeureun jameul gyodaero janayo,  animyeon 
gachi jago gachi ireonanayo?)
5. Is the ISS operated by the crews or  automatically?
(Ujujeonggeojangui unjeoneun seungmuwoni haneungeongayo?  animyeon jadongeuro 
doeneun geongayo?)
6. What do the other crews do while  you are communicating?
(Jigeum dangsini jiguwa gyosinhaneun dongan  dareun ujuindeureun mueoseul 
hago itseumnikka?)
7. Do the crews who are with  you have an amateur radio license?
(Jigeum ujujeonggeojange hamkke inneun  dareun seungmuwondeureun 
amachueomuseonsa jagyeokjeungeul gajigo  itseumnikka?)
8. If you have an injury in skin or bone, is it cured faster or  later than 
on the earth?
(Bbyeowa sare sangcheoreul ribeoseul gyeongu  ujueseoneun jiguboda ppalli 
chiryodoemnikka, animyeon neutseumnikka?)
9. How  long does it takes for you to recover to your normal condition after 
you come  back to the earth? 
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo jiguro doraon dwi momui modeun  gineungi jeongsangeuro 
doraoryeomyeon eoneu jeongdoui sigani  geollimnikka?)
10. What is the most difficult and inconvenient thing while  you stay in the 
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo saenghwalhaneun  dongane mueonni gajang himdeulgo 
11. How do you treat the  emergent diseases?
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo geupan jilbyeongi  balsaenghamyeon eotteoke 
12. What do you do in your free  time in the ISS?
(Ujujeonggeojangeseoneun gaein jayusigane  mueoseul hasimnikka?)
13. What is the most important experiment which will be  carried out in the 
space station?
(Ujujeonggeojangeseo jinhaeng doel silheom  jungeseo gajang jungyohan 
silheomeun mueonnimnikka?)
14. Do you have a  library in the space station? If you have, what kind of 
books do you read?  
(Ujujeonggeojange doseogwani innayo? itdamyeon eotteon  chaekdeureul 
15. What language do you use to communicate with  other crew? Do you have any 
(Dareun nara ujuindeulgwaneun  eoddeon eoneoleul sayonghaeseo 
daehwaleulhamyeo bulpyeonhameun  eobseubnikka?)
16. Can you watch a television broadcast of the earth in the  ISS?
(Ujujeonggeojangeneun jiguui tellebijeon bangsongeul  bol su innayo?)
17. How do you wash yourself? Isn’t the water floating  around?
(Momeul reotteoke ssiseul su innayo? muri dungdung  tteodanijineun annayo?)
18. Can you surf the Internet in the  ISS?
(Ujujeonggeojange inneun keompyuteoro inteoneshi  ganeunghamnikka?)

Central Middle School, West Parsippany, New  Jersey, direct via N2XJ 

Proposed questions for Central  Middle School:  (***)
1. Do you wear a space suit during liftoff, and if  so - why?
2. If you could bring anything from space back to earth, what would  it be 
and why?
3. How would you evacuate the space station if there was a  problem?
4. What kind of research is being performed  during your  assignment?
5. Who or what inspired you to become an astronaut?
6. Is the  ISS stationary or does it revolve around the earth?
7. Does a regular watch  tell the same time in space as it would on earth?
8. Does working in low  gravity bring fatigue faster or slower than it would 
on earth?
9. Is it  difficult sleeping with zero gravity?
10. What is your main job as an  astronaut?
11. What do you most enjoy doing while you are on the ISS?
12.  What foods do you like most while you are aboard the ISS?
13. What does Earth  look like from space? Can you see cities and rivers?
14. What would you do if  someone got sick on the mission?
15. How do you brush your teeth on the  ISS?
16. What special fitness training is necessary when preparing for a  mission?

St. Thomas' Primary School, Brisbane, Queensland,  Australia, direct via 

The National Air and Space  Museum (NASM), Washington, DC, via telebridge

Armada  Area Schools, Armada, Michigan, direct via K8UO 

DaVinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Allentown, PA,  via 

Currently the ARISS operations team has  a list of 60 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during  2008.   As the schedule becomes 
more solidified, we will be letting  everyone know.  Current plans call for an 
average of one scheduled school  contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS  operation team mentors

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