[amsat-bb] ANS-071 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
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skristof at etczone.com
Sun Mar 12 13:21:30 UTC 2017
Where can I find the news bulletin content on Moon Bounce with Opera
and NASA Educators Online?
On 2017-03-11 21:39, E.Mike McCardel wrote:
> AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
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> mation service of AMSAT North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite
> Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space
> including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur
> Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building,
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> In this edition:
> * US ARISS Proposal Window Remains Open Through April 15, 2017
> * First Moon Bounce using Opera
> * NEON - NASA Educators Online Network - ANNOUNCEMENTS
> * Cubesat Developers Workshop 2017
> * ARISS News
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> ANS-071 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins
> AMSAT News Service Bulletin 071.01
> From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
> March 12, 2017
> To All RADIO AMATEURS
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> US ARISS Proposal Window Remains Open Through April 15, 2017
> Message to US Educators Amateur Radio on the International Space
> Station Contact Opportunity
> Call for Proposals
> Proposal Window February 15 - April 15, 2017
> The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program
> is seeking formal and informal education institutions and
> organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur
> Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates
> that the contact would be held between January 1, 2018 and June 30,
> 2018. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact
> dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is
> looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of
> participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed
> education plan.
> The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2017. Proposal
> information and documents can be found at www.arrl.org/hosting-an- 
> The Opportunity
> Crew members aboard the International Space Station will participate
> in scheduled Amateur Radio contacts. These radio contacts are
> approximately 10 minutes in length and allow students to interact
> with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session.
> An ARISS contact is a voice-only communication opportunity via
> Amateur Radio between astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space
> station and classrooms and communities. ARISS contacts afford
> education audiences the opportunity to learn firsthand from
> astronauts what it is like to live and work in space and to learn
> about space research conducted on the ISS. Students also will have an
> opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless
> technology, and radio science. Because of the nature of human
> spaceflight and the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the
> ISS, organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate
> changes in dates and times of the radio contact.
> Amateur Radio organizations around the world, NASA, and space
> agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe sponsor this educational
> opportunity by providing the equipment and operational support to
> enable direct communication between crew on the ISS and students
> around the world via Amateur Radio. In the US, the program is managed
> by AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) and ARRL (American
> Radio Relay League) in partnership with NASA and CASIS (Center for
> the Advancement of Science in Space).
> More Information
> Interested parties can find more information about the program at
> www.ariss.org  and www.arrl.org/ARISS .
> For proposal information and more details such as expectations,
> proposal guidelines and proposal form, and dates and times of
> Information Sessions go to
> Please direct any questions to ariss at arrl.org.
> [ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]
> ARISS News
> + A Successful contact was made between Blair Pointe Upper
> Elementary School, Peru, IN, USA and Astronaut Shane Kimbrough
> KE5HOD using Callsign NA1SS. The contact began Thu 2017-03-09
> 15:21:33 UTC and lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was
> Direct via WD9GIU.
> ARISS Mentor was Charlie AJ9N.
> + A Successful contact was made between 3rd Junior High School,
> Komotini, Greece and Astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD using
> Callsign OR4ISS. The contact began Fri 2017-03-10 08:20:46 UTC
> and lasted about nine and a half minutes. Contact was Direct via
> ARISS Mentor was Bertus PE1KEH.
> Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule
> McBride High School, Long Beach, CA, direct via K6MHS
> The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
> The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG
> Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-03-15 16:28:44 UTC
> [ANS thanks ARISS, Charlie AJ9N and David AA4KN for the above
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> This week's ANS Editor,
> EMike McCardel, AA8EM
> aa8em at amsat dot org
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