[sarex] 2010-08-16 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Aug 16 04:53:46 PDT 2010

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
August 16, 2010

1. Upcoming School Contact

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled with the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, August 18 at 15:36 UTC via station LU8YY in Argentina. The Center has integrated this activity into its Summer Camp Program for 2010. Students have learned about space through lessons from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Education Office and Astronaut Terry Hart is expected to give presentations.  The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club has provided instruction on Amateur Radio, how it works, what it is and its uses, how the ARISS radio systems work, the international ham radio team, satellite tracking, radio wave propagation and the organizations that sponsor ARISS. The club will also provide VHF demonstrations and multi-media presentations to the group which will enhance the center's 200 hands-on exhibits that promote the understanding of science and technology. 

2. QST Covers ARISS 

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) September issue of QST carried an item in the "Inside HQ" column about how NASA ISS crew members participated in one or more ARISS educational activities per week during the first half of 2010.  The ARRL monthly journal has a circulation of 150,000.

3.   ISS Ham Debrief Scheduled

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) debrief session has been scheduled with Expedition 22/23 astronaut Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP on Tuesday, August 17.  The feedback provided on the radio system and school contacts will help the ARISS program update its operations.

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