[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with University of the Philippines Integrated School, Quezon City, Philippines

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 15 22:09:40 UTC 2018

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at University of the Philippines Integrated School, Quezon City, Philippines on 17 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:23 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and DX1ISS. The contact should be audible over the Phillippines 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 UP Integrated School (est. 1976) is the laboratory school of the UP College of Education. It offers an integrated curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is one of the country's pioneer integrated schools and has been offering an integrated curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 10 since its inception until the mandatory implementation of the Department of Education's K-12 program in 2012. The UPIS is the product of the merging of three schools whose functions it inherited. These are the UP High School (est. 1916), the UP Elementary School (est. 1936), and the UP Preparatory High School (est. 1954).


Age of students is 14 and 15.



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


1. What are the challenges that astronauts face while working inside the 

   international space station? How are these issues addressed?

2. What can you give as advice or words of inspiration to young aspiring            

   Filipinos dreaming of becoming involved in NASA's (or International) space 


3. The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone (typhoon, earthquakes, 

   and volcanic eruptions) countries in the world. What researches does the 

   ISS have to help these countries (or the Philippines, in particular)        

   minimize risks related to such disasters?

4. Which of the recent breakthroughs/discoveries in your research in the ISS 

   is your team's favorite and why?

5. Given the latest discoveries/experiments your team has done in the ISS, 

   which field in science and technology do you think has the most promising 

   advancement in the upcoming years?

6. How can the youth have a more active participation in space programs? 

   (Skills training, seminars, etc.)

7. How long does it take to get use to the weightlessness in space?

8. What did you do before you became an astronaut?

9. Compared to Earth-based monitoring programs, how does the ISS facilities 

   and equipment help in monitoring environmental disasters?

10. What can the Philippines do if it wants to participate in international 

    space programs?





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Next planned event(s):


 1. "Galaxy - Children and Youth Center for Space Education", Kaluga, Russia, 

     direct via TBD

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

      The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Misurkin

      Contact is a go for 2018-02-18 10 UTC



 2.  Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão, Fundão, Portugal, direct via CS5DBB

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

     The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA

     Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-02-21 09:38 UTC



 3.  Museum of Science & Technology - Danforth Middle School, Syracuse, NY, 

     direct via K2MST

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

     The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

     Contact is a go for: Fri 2018-02-23 14:08 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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