Archive - Sep 2005 - Story
Published on ARISS-EU website:
The International Amateur Radio Union comprises three Regions. Region 1 covers Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia. Region 1 convened its tri-annual General Conference in Davos, Switzerland 11-15 September 2005.
150 delegates from 56 countries participated and considered over 130 papers, giving rise to 70 Recommendations.
At the opening ceremony, Sunday 11 September, the delegates were surprised to receive greetings from Space. A video was shown with Sergei Krikalev, U5MIR, ISS Expedition 11 Commander, sending greetings to the General Conference.
Published on ARISS-EU website:
Today, Thursday 29 September 2005 at 11:28 UTC, i.e. 12:28 UK time and 13:28 CET (Continental European Time), the Tregaron High School in Tregaron, Wales, United Kingdom had a very succesful Space Talk with US astronaut John Phillips, KE5DRY onboard the International Space Station.
Published on AMSAT Sarex reflector:
NASA TV begins two weeks of coverage Friday of journeys to and from the international space station. The station's residents, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips, will be replaced by the Expedition 12 crew after more than six months in space.
Expedition 12 Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, along with spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen, launch
Friday at 11:54 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on a Soyuz spacecraft.
Today I have listened to the ISS school contact with Wales (UK).
The contact was a success many questions have been answered without QRM.
For the people who could not listen to this school contact I have good news!
You can download the (mp3) recording from my website: http://www.flaps40.net/pd0rkc
The first questions I have missed cause at that time the ISS was not in range of Holland!
The next mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Saturday, October 1, at 0354 UTC from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Onboard the Soyuz transporter will be Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev and space tourist Greg Olsen, KC2ONX, of Princeton, New Jersey. McArthur--who also will serve as NASA ISS Science Officer--and Tokarev will stay on the orbiting complex for six months. Olsen's 10-day ISS visit is being arranged with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (FSA) by Space Adventures. Like Dennis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth before him, Olsen is believed to be paying in the vicinity of $20 million for the privilege of being the third civilian "space explorer," as Space Adventures called Olsen when it announced his pending voyage this past summer. While in space, Olsen plans to conduct Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school group QSOs with two schools in New Jersey and one in New York. Following joint crew operations, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, Flight Engineer John Phillips, KE5DRY, and Olsen are scheduled to return to Earth October 10 in the Soyuz vehicle now docked at the ISS.
A dozen youngsters from two NASA Explorer Schools (NES) spoke September 16 via Amateur Radio with International Space Station Expedition 11 NASA Science Officer John Phillips, KE5DRY. The contact between W1ACT at the Matthew J. Kuss Middle School in Fall River, Massachusetts, and NA1SS in space was arranged by the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. The audience of more than 100 parents, faculty members, fellow students and dignitaries was split between two locations, reports Roland Daignault, N1JOY, of the Fall River Amateur Radio Club/Bristol County Repeater Association. Club members, who have set up a club station and conducted licensing classes at Kuss Middle School, assisted in the contact.
This thursday, 29 Sept on two morning passes over
the Eastern USA, Naval Academy students will
attempt a special experiment via PCSAT2.
They will watch for APRS or UI packets heard via
the PCSAT2 145.825 uplink and will QSL those
packets by VOICE on the 437.975 downlink. The
two passes involved will be 0850 EDT and 1026 EDT.
Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, the 12th International Space Station crew, are scheduled to launch from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a few minutes before midnight EDT Sept. 30 to begin a 182-day stay in space.
With them will be American Greg Olsen, the third private citizen in space, flying under a contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency. He
will spend about eight days on the station.
The next International Space Station's Expedition 11 ARISS school contact will be with students at the Tregaron High School, Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, on Thursday, 29 September 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:28 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and GB4FUN, so it should be audible to anyone in areas near the United Kingdom listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Published on NASA website:
The crew of STS-121 is getting ready for the second Return to Flight mission aboard space shuttle Discovery, participating in proficiency training flights and rendezvous simulations. NASA is currently targeting no earlier than March 2006 for launch, and is evaluating how the impacts of Hurricane Katrina will affect the launch schedule.