[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 5 02:04:56 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

on 06 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 18:02 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ The contact should be audible over portions of Australia 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.



Cambridge Bay is a hamlet located on Victoria Island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, while the Inuinnaqtun name for the area is Iqaluktuttiaq meaning "good fishing place".This ancestral region of Nunavut has been inhabited for 4,000 years. It is rich in archaeological history and blessed with abundant fish, seals, geese, muskoxen and caribou. Kiilinik High School is one of two public schools located in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The school has a population of approximately 200 students and provides education from grades 7 to 12. For this event the Primary School will pair up with the high school for the event.



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


1.  Can you change the orbit and speed of Space Station?

2.  What is your favorite part of being an astronaut? 

3.  Is the passage of time on Space Station different than Earth?

4.  What time zone do you follow on Space Station and Why?

5.  What do you do in your spare time, do you have the internet?

6.  What would happen if a crew member was sick while in space?

7.  Do you think we will ever travel outside our solar system and is Space  

    Station helping to solve the issues?

8.  How is sleep impacted on Space Station and zero Gravity?

9.  You are 400 kms up, zero gravity, far away from family, friends, watching 

    the universe and earth go by, looking and pondering into the universe - 

    what is that like? 

10.  We understand fire burns differently in space, how do you deal with a 

     fire emergency?

11.  Are you doing any research related to travel to other worlds like Mars?

12.  Was being an astronaut a childhood dream or did you decide later?

13.  What were your first impressions when you arrived on the space station 

     and what will you miss from space?

14.  How many people can live on space station at one time and for how long 

     with no supply vessel?

15.  How advanced or how far and where can we go during the next 100 years in 

     space and space research?





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Next planned event(s):


     1.  H.A.L. School, Lucknow, India, telebridge via W6SRJ

          The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

          The scheduled astronaut is Tim Kopra KE5UDN

          Contact is a go for: Fri, 08Apr2016  08:17 UTC 




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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), and the 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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