[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with UNICEF Belgium from Euro Space Center, Belgium

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 7 22:12:20 PDT 2009

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at UNICEF Belgium from Euro Space Center, Belgium, on 10 Sep. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:56 UTC.

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 portions of the South America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French and Dutch.



UNICEF Belgium will launch by the 25th of September its new educative campaign: WaSH. To promote this event the organization has organized a big drawing contest. It has been asked of the world classes willing to participate to imagine a WaSH logo and to include with it an important message about water and the needs to protect it. Three classes have been selected.
The students and their teachers will spend a day in the Euro Space Center where they will discover what it takes to become an astronaut and also the new WaSH campaign of UNICEF Belgium. Frank DeWinne is the godfather of this campaign. The classes will have an ARISS contact with him. This contact will be the opportunity for these children to establish a link between the WaSH campaign and its godfather and to understand that space research is important also to help improve water access for humanity.



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


1.   Est-il dur de rester 6 mois loin de votre famille et de vos amis? 
     Is it hard to stay away from your family and friends for six months?
2.   Quelle est la procédure en cas d'urgence médicale? Etes-vous préparé      

     pour cela?   

     What is the procedure in case of a medical urgency? Have you been    

     prepared for such a contingency?
3.   Dans le domaine médical, quelles experiences faites-vous durant votre  

     séjour dans la Station Spatiale?
     What kind of experiments do you perform in the medical field during your


4.   Quelles sont les expériences que vous avez préparées pendant votre  

     Which experiments did you prepare during your training?
5.   Est-il possible d'emmagasiner, lors de l'entraînement, toutes les    

     données nécessaires pour une mission de 6 mois?

     Is it feasible, during training, to store all data needed for a six    

     months mission?
6.   Est-il possible de tout savoir sur des expériences scientifiques pour

     une si longue periode?  

     Is it possible to get a complete knowledge of scientific experiments   

     covering so long a time?
7.   L'entraînement pour un long sejour est-il différent de celui d'une 

     courte mission?

     Is trainig for a long duration mission different from training for a 

     short mission?
8.   Avez-vous eu une préparation psychologique pour votre longue mission?
     Did you get a psychological preparation for your long mission?
9.   Y a-t-il des animaux dans la Station Spatiale?
    Are there animals on the Space Station?
10. Quel est le but d'envoyer des animaux dans la Station Spatiale?
    What is the purpose of sending animals to the Space Station?
11. Les animaux doivent-ils subir des tests avant de partir?
    Do animals undergo tests before launch?
12. Waar bent u het meest bang voor tijdens een ruimtemissie?

    What do you fear most during a space mission? 

13. Is het programma van deze missie op voorhand helemaal vastgelegd?

    Was the mission programme completely defined before it started?

14. Zal u een EVA uitvoeren tijdens deze missie?

    Will you perform an EVA during your mission?

15. Zal u experimenten uitvoeren die te maken hebben met toekomstige missies   

    naar Mars?
    Will you perform experiments related to a future Mars mission?

16. Zal u experimenten uitvoeren die te maken hebben met ecologie?

    Will you perform experiments related to ecology? 

17. Denkt u dat het mogelijk is om naar andere planeten te reizen?

    Do you think that traveling to other planets is possible? 

18. Wat is uw favoriete planeet?

    What is your favourite planet?

19. Kunt u de aarde zien draaien wanneer u uit de ramen van het ISS kijkt?
    Do you see the Earth rotating when looking through the windows of the    

    Space Station?

20. Waarom bent u geselecteerd voor een lange ruimtemissie naar het ISS?

    Why were you selected for a long duration mission to the Space Station?



Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 



Next planned event(s):

   1. Tokyo Denki University High/Junior High School, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

      Sat 12 Sep 09  08:25 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 participating countries.


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.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN

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