[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Collège Jean Charcot, Saint Malo, France

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 6 17:33:31 UTC 2016

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Collège Jean Charcot, Saint Malo, France on 08 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:19 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 OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy and adjacent areas.  Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French.



St Malo is a city of north Brittany, surrounded by ramparts since the 12th century, famous for the corsair sailor merchants during the 17th century.

The college Jean Charcot is named after the famous early 20th century Polar explorer. 


Since 3 years, the 8th / 9th grade students could follow a Science option at the college including:

Mathematics and physics through the solar system, stars and spectrum analysis, tidal phenomena, Philae lander and comets, global earth warming, phytoplankton effect on climate, astronomy.


By participating to the ARISS project, teachers hope to make students open to science or exploration, and proud to follow their famous "malouins" predecessors like Jacques Cartier, Pierre Louis de Maupertuis or Robert Surcouf.




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


1.  Quelle est l'heure de référence à bord? 

2.  Fabriquez-vous vous-même votre dioxygène ou avez-vous des réserves?

3.  Comment faites-vous si quelqu'un se blesse gravement dans la station? 

4.  Sur quoi portent vos expériences actuellement? 

5.  Avez-vous fait des découvertes? 

6.  Peut-il y avoir de la buée dans votre casque? 

7.  La gravité est-elle constante dans l'ISS durant sa révolution? 

8.  Comment ressentez-vous physiologiquement la variation de gravité entre 

    laTerre et l'ISS?

9.  L'eau que vous consommez est-elle recyclée ou provient-elle de stocks? 

10.  Où en est-on sur les expériences concernant le caisson d'habitation 


11.  A part la Terre, que pouvez-vous observer dans l'espace depuis l'ISS? 

     Voyez-vous des étoiles? 

12.  Quelle est la plus belle chose que vous ayez vue? 

13.  Quelle température fait-il dans l'ISS et dans l'espace? 

14.  Au bout de combien de temps pouvez-vous marcher normalement lorsque vous 

     revenez sur Terre? 

15.  Y a-t-il des étapes importantes à gérer lors de votre retour sur Terre 

     dans la capsule Soyouz? 

16.  Comment savez-vous que la nuit est tombée? 

17.  Comment faites-vous si vous perdez la liaison radio avec la Terre? 

18.  Lors d'une sortie dans l'espace, combien de temps d'autonomie avez-vous? 

19.  Comment faites-vous pour vous nourrir, faites-vous des cultures? 

20.  Comment savez-vous que vous êtes à l'envers ou à l'endroit dans l'ISS?





1.  What's the reference time on board?         

2.  Do you produce your own oxygen or do you have supplies on board?

3.  How do you manage if someone gets badly hurt in the station?

4.  At the moment, what is the nature of your experiments?

5.  Have you already made major discoveries?

6.  Can your helmets fill with condensation? 

7.  Does gravity remain constant in the ISS during her revolution?

8. : How do you feel, physiologically speaking, the variations of gravity   

     between the earth and the ISS?

9.   Is the water you drink recycled or does it come from water supplies? 

10.  What results have you had so far regarding the BEAM (Bigelow Expandable 

     Activity Module)?

11.  Apart from the earth what can you see in space? Can you see stars?

12.  What is the most beautiful thing you have seen yet? 

13.  What's the temperature in the International Space Station and in space?

14.  How long does it take you to walk normally, when you're back on Earth?)

15.  Are there any important steps to cope with, when you're travelling back 

     to Earth in Capsule Soyuz?

16.  How do you know when night has fallen?

17.  What do you do if you lose the radio connection with Earth?

18.  When you go into space, how long can you stay there? How much autonomy 

     do you have?

19.  How do you manage to eat, do you grow vegetables or things?

20.  How do you know if you are standing upright or upside down in the ISS?





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Next planned event(s):


   1.   The Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady NY,  direct via 


        The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

        The  scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD 

        Contact is a go for: Sat  2016-12-10 19:49 UTC 


   2.  Maristes High School, Toulouse,  France, direct via F8IDR

       The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  OR4ISS

       The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG

       Contact is a go  for: Mon 2016-12-12 13:29 UTC


  3.  Scuola Secondaria di  Primo Grado "Niccolò Pisano", Marina di Pisa, Italy, 

       telebridge via IK1SLD  (***)

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

      The  scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD

       Contact is a go for: Thu  2016-12-15 12:31 UTC




About ARISS: 

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), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  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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