[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium, Bruchsal, Germany

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Mon Jul 4 16:01:26 UTC 2016


Below is a link to coverage of this event.
http://www.jkg.ka.schule-bw.de/
Nearly all audio is in german

There is a good view of the equipment used on this video link:
http://www.baden-tv.com/mediathek/video/iss-funkkontakt-date-mit-einem-raumfahrer/

On 29/06/2016, n4csitwo at bellsouth.net <n4csitwo at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> An International Space Station school contact has been planned with
> participants at Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium, Bruchsal, Germany on 01 July. The
> event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:31 UTC. The duration of the
> contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be
> direct between OR4ISS and DN1JKG. The contact should be audible over Germany
> 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.

> The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is one of the biggest schools of general
> education in the administrative district of Karlsruhe
>
> in Baden-Wurttemberg. More than 1,300 students are taught by over one
> hundred teachers.
>
> Our focus is on a scientific profile with the succession of languages being
> English-French or English-Latin. Furthermore,
>
> science and technology is a major subject starting in year 8. About 85% of
> our students opt for this profile.
>
> For four years now the Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium has been one of 44 model
> schools in Baden-Wurttemberg which allow students
>
> to take their A-levels at different speeds - either after eight or nine
> years of secondary education.
>
> The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium is also participating in three different
> educational pilot projects. In the last two years
>
> leading up to their A-levels, students may take up Mathematics "plus" (an
> enhanced version of the subject Mathematics,
>
> six lessons a week) or computer science as a major subject as well as
> science and technology as a minor subject.
>
> Additionally, there are optional subjects for senior students, such as for
> example psychology, philosophy, drama, and
>
> especially natural sciences like geology, computer algebra, computer
> science, and astronomy.
>
> The Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium cooperates with partners in various fields,
> especially the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
>
> In 2015 the town of Bruchsal organized the "Heimattage Baden-Württemberg"
> (Homeland Days of Baden-Württemberg).
>
> The Justus Knecht-Gymnasium took part in different projects, e.g. "Heimat
> Erde" (Homeland Earth). Students of different
>
> years worked on the topic. Moreover there's a study team working together
> with the amateur radio operators of Bruchsal.
>
> They established radio communication, built a stratosphere balloon and
> prepared the radio link to the ISS.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
>
>
>
> 1.  Welcoming speech in English and Russian) Is the space debris a threat
> for
>
>     the ISS?
>
> 2.  How long does it take to return to earth in case of emergency?
>
> 3.  What do you do with the time saved due to time dilatation?
>
> 4.  Do you feel the temperature differences between inside and outside
> during
>
>     a spacewalk?
>
> 5.  When will it be possible to realize a mission to Mars in your opinion?
>
> 6.  How do you lubricate mechanical parts against friction in space?
>
> 7.  How many calories do you need per day?
>
> 8.  Do you play dart in space?
>
> 9.  Have you ever realized experiments with flying animals like birds on the
>
>
>      ISS?
>
> 10.  In which way does the 90 minute-day-night-change  influence your life
> on
>
>      board?
>
> 11.  Are you floating in your dreams, too?
>
> 12.  How do you recycle your water on board?
>
> 13.  Which buildings can you see from above?
>
> 14.  Are you able to see polar lights from above?
>
> 15.  Which animals are living currently on board?
>
> 16.  Do you miss the weather on the ISS?
>
> 17.  What do you think about planet earth from high above?
>
> 18.  Did you wear a life vest or parachute during your flight to the ISS?
>
> 19.  What do you do in your spare time?
>
> 20.  Did you get medical training during your preparation on earth?


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