[sarex] 2010-11-08 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Nov 8 05:57:53 PST 2010

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
November 8, 2010

1. Upcoming School Contact

St. Louis Charter School, St. Louis, Missouri has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Thursday, November 11 at 18:07 UTC. St. Louis is a public charter school with an enrollment of 930 students in grades K - 8. Additional students are enrolled in the school's Special Education Self Contained Classrooms. The school has integrated the ARISS contact into its science curriculum which covers the solar system, space exploration and space missions. Students have taken part in several hands on activities and research papers to prepare for the contact.  

2. Malaysian Contact Successful

On Tuesday, November 2, students from S.K. Bukit Damansara visited the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. The youth posed questions to astronaut Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC about what it is like to live in space.  The contact was made in conjunction with the "Prime Minister's - National Space Challenge Trophy 2010" event. 

3. Crew Debrief Held with Caldwell-Dyson

Expedition 23/24 astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, KF5DBF participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) debrief session on Wednesday, November 3. The feedback she provided on the ISS Ham radio equipment and school contacts will aid the ARISS team in updating its program procedures.

4. Astronaut Training Status

On Friday, November 5, Aki Hoshide, KE5DNI was given an ARISS overview training session and Suni Williams, KD5PLB was provided with a refresher course on the ARISS program. Both astronauts are slated to fly on Expedition 32.

5. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

On November 5, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1734 ran three ARISS related news items under Ham Radio in Space. "The ISS Celebrates its 10th
Anniversary" talks about the crew members who have flown on the Space Station, many of whom were ham radio operators.  "Second Ham Station for the ISS" covers the Ericsson radio which will be installed in the Columbus module in early 2011 and "ARISSat-1 Passes Safety Test" is a status on the satellite which will soon ship to Russia for final integration and testing. All stories may be found at: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

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