[sarex] Re: ARISS events
w8aas at comcast.net
Fri Mar 16 11:29:50 PDT 2007
The astronauts operate fixed frequencies. Ground stations compensate
by adjusting both uplink and downlink frequencies for doppler.
-- Dave, W8AAS
On Mar 16, 2007, at 11:36 AM, Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> Hi Ken...
> Just a quick question that came to mind after today's school
> Do the astronauts know how to or do they adjust for doppler during the
> contacts? I know from the ground station that we might be dealing
> with +/- 8
> kHz up there...do they have "steps" built into their radio?
> Thanks and keep up the good work!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov>
> To: <sarex at AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 10:43 AM
> Subject: [sarex] ARISS event - East Aurora Middle School, East
> York, USA, Monday, (19 Mar) 13:04 UTC
>> An International Space Station Expedition 14 ARISS school contact has
>> been planned with students at East Aurora Middle School, East Aurora,
>> New York, USA on 19 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at
>> approximately 13:04 UTC.
>> The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and
>> ZS6BTD. The
>> contact should be audible in portions of South Africa. Interested
>> parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
>> listening options are listed below. The participants are expected to
>> conduct the conversation in English.
>> IRLP - Connect to the IRLP reflector 9010.
>> You may also connect via the IRLP Discovery website at
>> EchoLink - The audio from this contact will be available on the
>> EchoLink *AMSAT* (node 101 377) and the *JK1ZRW* (node 277 208)
>> conference rooms. Please connect to the *JK1ZRW* server to keep
>> the load
>> light on the *AMSAT* server. This will ensure good audio quality for
>> all listeners.
>> AUDIO STREAMING AND AUDIO REPLAY PARTICIPANT INFORMATION:
>> To join the event:
>> URL: https://e-meetings.mci.com
>> CONFERENCE NUMBER: 6533665
>> PASSCODE: SPACE STATIO
>> To access the Audio Replay of this call, all parties can:
>> 1. Go to the URL listed above.
>> 2. Choose Audio Streaming under Join Events.
>> 3. Enter the conference number and passcode. (Note that if this is a
>> recurring event, multiple dates may be listed.) Replays are available
>> for 30 days after the live event.
>> The East Aurora Union Free School District is currently educating
>> approximately 2040 students in four schools: Parkdale Elementary
>> Main Street Elementary (3-5), the Middle School (6-8) and the High
>> School (9-12). We serve a Town of Aurora population of nearly 14,000
>> Our students consistently rank within the region's top schools in
>> measures of academic achievement, and the community regularly
>> demonstrates solid support for its schools. Our website address is
>> East Aurora Middle School, led by Principal Jeffrey Banks, has a
>> population of approximately 500 students and 37 staff members. The
>> of the East Aurora Middle School is committed to excellence in
>> education. We feel that it is vital to show enthusiasm for
>> learning and
>> hope that children want to attend our school. We believe that
>> at school each day is very important and we communicate that
>> attitude to
>> our students.
>> Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
>> 1. Has the Space Station or Astronauts ever been hit by space junk?
>> 2. Can you see the Aurora from the Space Station? Are there any
>> on the Space Station?
>> 3. How do you protect yourself from solar storms?
>> 4. If you were to light gasoline in space, would the flames float
>> 5. What is the biggest danger working/living on the space station?
>> 6. How come no one lives in the Space Station permanently?
>> 7. What is the largest man-made structure you have seen from space?
>> 8. How would you compare flying in the Navy to your ride on the Space
>> 9. What do you do with your free time?
>> 10. Have you seen a meteor enter the Earth's atmosphere?
>> 11. Who do wish you could bring up onto the Station?
>> 12. Do you have to speak Russian to go to the Space Station?
>> 13. When the Space Station is traveling at 17,000 mph, is there a
>> lot of
>> friction on the Space Station?
>> 14. How long could you survive in space without your space suit?
>> 15. What subjects did you study to be an Astronaut?
>> 16. What inspired you to become an Astronaut?
>> 17. What will your first meal be when you come back to Earth?
>> Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS is not functioning
>> in the
>> automatic modes properly and may be silent more than usual.
>> about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
>> http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .
>> Next planned event(s):
>> Juvenile Space Club in Tatsuno, Tatsunomachi, Nagano-pref, Japan,
>> direct via 8J0T, Sat 2007-03-24 00:39 UTC
>> ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
>> participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
>> JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from
>> 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 is available on the website
>> http://www.rac.ca/ariss (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of
>> Thank you & 73,
>> Kenneth - N5VHO
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