[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Cours Saint Maur, Monaco, Monaco

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 1 06:16:26 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Cours Saint Maur, Monaco, Monaco on 02 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:38 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 a telebridge between NA1SS and LU1CGB. The contact should be audible over Argentina and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French.



The Principality of Monaco is a territory of only 2.02 km2. It is the second smallest independent state in the world (after the Vatican). At the time of the last census in 2015, the Principalty had 38,400 inhabitants.

Monaco is located at the edge of the Mediterranean sea, along the French Riviera, about twenty kilometers from Nice.

The principality is governed since 2005 by the sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco. This small country attracts many tourists (formula One Grand Prix, the casino, the oceanographic museum, the prince's palace ...)


Our school "le cours Saint maur" is a private Catholic school under contract and is located in Monaco. It hosts about 220 pupils from Kindergarten (3 years) to 5th Grade (10-11 years). This year, we will celebrate 80 years of school.


For several years, my class participated in intergenerational meetings with the Speranza Albert II center. This center is a day care center specialized in the care of people affected by Alzheimer's disease Or with cognitive impairment.


Intergenerational exchanges are an opportunity for sharing both cognitively and emotionally. They allow an interaction where the two parts learn from each other and allow mutual enrichment. Since September, we have been working together on the "Thomas Pesquet" project. We meet twice a month at the Speranza Center and we work in workshops in pairs with elderly people, these are always moments full of emotion. The question Nr 6 below is proposed by a resident of the Sperenza Center.



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


1.  Comment faites-vous si quelqu'un tombe malade ou si il doit être opéré?

2.  Pour savoir l'heure, à quel fuseau horaire vous référez-vous?

3.  Quel est votre plus beau souvenir depuis votre départ? Et votre plus 


4.  Vous arrive-t-il d'avoir la nausée quelquefois?

5.  Quelle est l'activité que vous préférez faire à bord de l'ISS?

6.  Combien y a-t-il de personnes à bord de l'ISS?

7.  Avez-vous vu des objets volants que vous ne connaissez pas?

8.  Avez-vous vu des débris d'objets ou des météorites? Si oui, comment vous   


9.  Comment faites-vous pour avoir de l'eau potable en quantité suffisante?

10.  Avez-vous déjà connu une grosse frayeur à bord de l'ISS? Si oui, quelle 

     en était la cause?

11.  De toutes les expériences que vous faites, quelle est celle que vous 

     préférez faire et pourquoi?

12.  Avez-vous déjà effectué des sorties hors de l'ISS? Si oui, pourquoi et 

     qu'avez-vous ressenti?

13.  Quelle est votre planète préférée? Pourquoi?

14.  Pensez-vous qu'il y ait une planète habitable hors de notre galaxie?

15.  Quels objets avez-vous emporté avec vous? Avez-vous un porte-bonheur?

16.  Avez-vous emporté des plantes avec vous? Si oui lesquelles et pourquoi?

17.  Quelle est la première chose que vous ferez lors de votre retour sur 


     Et combien de temps vous faudra-t-il pour récupérer?

18.  Allez-vous vous coucher tous à la même heure, ou bien il y a toujours 

     quelqu'un qui surveille?





1.   How do you do if someone gets sick or needs surgery?

2.   To know the time, at what time zone do you refer?

3.   What is your best memory since you left? And your worst?

4.   Do you sometimes have nausea?

5.   What activity do you prefer to do aboard the ISS?

6.   How many people are aboard the ISS?

7.   Have you seen flying objects that you do not know?

8.   Have you seen debris or meteorites? If so, how do you protect yourself?

9.   How do you get enough drinking water?

10.  Have you ever experienced a big scare aboard the ISS? If so, what was 

     the cause?

11.  Of all the experiences you are doing, which one do you prefer and why?

12.  Have you ever been out of the ISS? If so, why and how did you feel?

13.  What is your favorite planet? Why ?

14.  Do you think there is a habitable planet out of our galaxy?

15.  What items did you take with you? Do you have a lucky charm?

16.  Have you taken any plants with you? If so, what and why?

17.  What is the first thing you will do when you return to Earth?

     And how long will it take you to recover?

18.  Are you going to sleep all at the same time, or is there always someone 







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Next planned event(s):


   1. Space Exploration Educators Conference, Houston, Texas, 

      telebridge via K6DUE 

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG 

      Contact is a go for: Thu 2017-02-09 20:30:10 UTC 


   2. Palmetto Scholars Academy, North Charleston, SC, direct via K4PSA

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

      The scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD 

      Contact is a go for: Fri 2017-02-10 17:59:18 UTC





About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN

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