Archive - 2008 - Story
Frank De Winne, ON1DWN, has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) simulated contact with students in Technopolis, Mechelen, Belgium on Monday, October 27. De Winne plans to fly on Expedition 19 in May 2009.
Chris Hadfield, KC5RNJ/VA3OOG, and Cady Coleman, KC5ZTH, have been scheduled for an ARISS simulated contact on Thursday, November 6. Hadfield and Coleman are currently assigned as back-up Expedition 19 crew members.
I received by Michele IZ7EVR the news about a special activity scheduled before the ARISS Contact.
Operations will be conducted Tuesday October 28, 2008 at 06.50 UTC on AO-51 and at 07.27 UTC on SO-50.
QSL only direct to IZ7EVR Michele (see on QRZ.com)
73 Claudio IK1SLD
The space shuttle Endeavour moved to a new launch pad Thursday to gear up for a supply run to the International Space Station next month.
The slow move began at 8:28 a.m. EDT (1228 GMT) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Fla., with engineers hauling Endeavour off its seaside Launch Pad 39B atop a 6 million-pound (2.7 million-kg) crawler carrier. The shuttle arrived at the nearby launch Pad 39A at 4:40 p.m. EDT (2040 GMT) and is due to launch to the space station on Nov. 14.
An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Scuola Media Statale Donato Forlani, Conversano, Italy on 28 October. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 0937 UTC.
The contact will be a direct contact between stations OR4ISS and IZ7MKW. The contact should be audible over Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
The Scuola media D. Forlani is a middle school in the suburb of Conversano, a small town located 30km from Bari in South-east Italy
An International Space Station Expedition 18 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Armada Area Schools, Armada, Michigan, USA on 24 October. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1709 UTC.
The contact will be a direct contact between stations NA1SS and K8UO. The contact should be audible over most of N. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
Armada Area Schools is located 30 miles north of Detroit in Macomb County, Michigan. The district covers approximately 74 square miles. The area is basically a rural "bedroom" community with agriculture serving as the primary source of income for 6% of the district's households. The village of Armada is the main business and service center in the school district.
A Soyuz spacecraft has returned safely from the International Space Station, touching down with an American space tourist and two Russian cosmonauts in a picture perfect landing that followed two flawed descents on similar vehicles.
The Russian-built Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft set down on the frigid Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:37 p.m. EDT (0336 Oct. 24 GMT) Thursday, though it was mid-morning Friday at the remote landing site. Freezing temperatures greeted the spacecraft's crew - space tourist Richard Garriott, Expedition 17 commander Sergei Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko - in what was the first on-target Soyuz landing in just over a year.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russian crew and an American space tourist has returned to Earth.
The craft landed safely in Kazakhstan after returning from the International Space Station.
Richard Garriott, who paid about $30m (£17m) for the 10-day trip, is following in the footsteps of his father, who was a Nasa astronaut in the 1970s.
Thanks ISS FAN CLUB Staff for the patience with us, thanks to ISS FAN CLUB Members for all Spots the pass of the International Space Station - we have provided better preparation for each pass of the ISS. And so thanks to Richard Garriott and ARRIS by brilliant job and the opportunity that was given to the community of Radio Amateurs around the world.
Thanks my friends.
I want to wish Expedition 17 and Richard Garriott a safe flight back to Earth,and Expedition 18 a safe flight as well.I have recieved many pictures from the SSTV system and tried to make voice contact many times.I hope the stations Ham Radio will continue to be used when time permits.
Good luck and good day everybody from the good Earth.
Rivers Pointe Fire District FireFighter
The ARISS SSTV web pages are back up at the http://ariss-sstv.ssl.berkeley.edu/SSTV/ site. We've been able to do some testing, but please let me know if you experience any difficulties. Once again, my apologies for the outage! It appears to be a tribute to the interest in Richard Garriott's ham radio activity on board the ISS.