[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Venta School, Carp, ON, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sun May 29 04:06:55 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Venta School, Carp, ON, Canada on 30 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 19:01 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OA4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



Venta Preparatory School is a small co-ed day and boarding school from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 10, located just outside of Ottawa in Carp, Ontario. We foster and continually enhance an environment where each student can grow and achieve their highest potential.



Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 


1)  How do different cultural backgrounds of the astronauts impact space 

    station life?

2)  What are the topics of conversation between the different astronauts 

    given they are from different countries?

3)  What is the common language on board the space station? Is there a common 

    language that all must speak?

4)  Do you use personal tablets or electronic devices on board - can an 

    IPhone work in space? 

5)  How do you feel both emotionally and physically on the space station? 

6)  Are your meals decided for you or do you have a choice - can you bring 

    favorite items with you from earth? 

7)  Do you envision a future space station with hundreds of people on board? 

8)  What specific work or research are you doing during your mission on the 

    space station? 

9)  How does the line of authority work on the space station - does the 

    commanding officer have final say on all decisions? 

10)  What are your favorite views of earth?

11)  With fans/equipment running, is it noisy or quiet on board? 

12)  What are the temperatures and climate settings like.is it cool and who 

     controls this? 






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Next planned event(s):

   1.   Bouze Island Elementary and Junior High School, Homeji, Japan, direct 

        via 8N3B. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

        The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI

        Contact is a go for: Sat 2016-06-04 08:31:09 UTC 







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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN


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