ARISS Status June 18, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
4. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming School Contact
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Scouts Canada, Nova Scotia Council in Dartmouth, Canada on Saturday, June 23 at 17:10 UTC via station VK5ZAI in Australia. A “Space Program Event” will be held with Scouts of various ages in conjunction with groups earning their Science Badge Awards. The youth will learn about space, the ISS and amateur radio.

2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
ESA-ESTEC arranged for an ARISS contact that was held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Ruimtevaart Museum in Lelystad, the Netherlands with students that had taken part in André Kuipers’ Mission: Spaceship Earth competition. Through this program, Kuipers gave assignments to Dutch school children and the winners of the competition were invited to the event. Kuipers chatted with students and answered their questions about space. ARISS delegate Bertus Hüsken, PE1KEH attended the event and presented ARISS activities to the audience. Telebridge station W6SRJ in California handled the radio connection. To view video of the event, see: http://www.ruimteschipaarde.nl/ruimtelog/Winnaars-Missie-2-leggen-radioc...

Students from St. Anne’s Primary School in Strathfield South, NSW, Australia spoke with Joe Acaba, KE5DAR on the ISS through an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, June 13 via telebridge station LU8YY in Argentina. Approximately 150 people attended the event. The contact was integrated into the space curriculum across all grades and was held along with the school’s science fair.

3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
The June 15 Amateur Radio Newsline report #1818 included an item about the recent move of packet operations to the UHF radio in the Columbus Module. “Ham Radio in Space: ARISS Digipeter Moves to 437.550 MHZ” may be viewed at: http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/scripts/nsln1818.txt

4. Astronaut Training Status
Barry Wilmore took part in an ARISS introductory class on Monday, June 11. Wilmore is slated to fly with Expedition 41 in September 2014.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 18 10:23

live stream -Scouts Canada June 23

Here is as link to a live stream for the Sc