[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Nanasawa Kibounooka Elementary School, Atsugi, Japan

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Tue Dec 1 03:43:40 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Nanasawa Kibounooka Elementary School, Atsugi, Japan on 02 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:33 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 direct between NA1SS and 8N1NKSG. The contact should be audible over Japan and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in Japanese.


 School Story:











Now there are 39 students in Nanasawa kibou no oka elementary school. Students are learning in groups according to their grade. Our school is surrounded by woodland, so students are associated with nature. Living close to nature instills the feeling of the importance of life. 

Our Fundamental Educational Policy consists of three main points.

1, Self-sufficient. After learning the basic rules of life the child can 

   solve various problems.

2, Independent thought and judgment are encouraged to help children attain  

   their desired goal.

3, Living together. Respecting the diversity and the existence and values of 

   people, nature and society, we bring up children in a natural environment   

   and an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.




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


1.   What is the effect of gravity on your body during lift off?

2.   What kind of rubbish or garbage is there in space?

3.   In amateur radio, we are doing eye ball (meeting). Could you come to my 

     school when you come back from space?

4.   What are you doing when you are not working?

5.   Do you keep a diary?

6.   What are you careful about when you are in space?

7.   When water is in space, it becomes rounded. What happens to carbonated 


8.   Do you have any medicines in the ISS?

9.   What happens to your work when you come back from space?

10.   Which country's time is used in ISS?

11.   What is the smell in Space?

12.   Why do we need to go to space?

13.   Dose the space have night and morning?

14.   How is it there when I sneeze in space?

15.   What age did you want to become an astronaut?

16.   If we were to live in space, where do you (Mr.Yui), think we would 


17.   What happens if you play sound in space?

18.   What is it to be fun in space?

19.   Do you have dream in space?

20.   What kind of feeling do you have when you go to space?

21.   Can you take personal items with you in ISS?

22.   Do you watch the news in space?

23.   How will you come back to earth?

24.   Does the state of weightlessness come suddenly?









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Next planned event(s):


1. Yayoi Elementary School, Yatomi, Japan, direct via 8N2YAYOI 

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

    The scheduled astronaut is Kimiya Yui KG5BPH

    Contact is a go for: Fri 2015-12-04 09:25:46 UTC 57 deg 


2. Ingushetia, Russia, direct via TBD

    The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

    The scheduled astronaut is Sergey Volkov RU3DIS

    Contact is a go for: Sat 2015-12-05 16:25 UTC


3. Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński Junior High School, Świętajno, Poland, 

    telebridge via LU1CGB 

    The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 

    The scheduled astronaut is Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS  

    Contact is a go for: Tue 2015-12-08 08:19:31 UTC 62 deg  



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program visit the ARISS website at ariss.org. 


Thank you & 73,

David – AA4KN



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