[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Lycée Hélène Boucher, Thionville, France

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Apr 26 20:34:53 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Lycée Hélène Boucher, Thionville, France on 27 Apr. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:52 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between FX0ISS and F8KGY. The contact should be audible over France 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.



Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in north-eastern France, close to the Luxembourg border. The city is located on the left bank of the river Moselle. Thionville is well-known for the Steelmaking activity until years 1970, and for the Malbrouck Castle nearby (15th Century). More than 1000 pupils from 11 to 18 attend Helene Boucher High-School in Thionville. The school is preparing students for the "Baccalauréat Littéraire, Economique et Scientifique" Some students, aged 15, have preparing their HAM-radio license to be able to use the equipment on D-Day. Other students aged 15, are also working on an educational model project which will allow them to show how to use the equipment necessary to get in touch with ISS, to younger students. These same students would also like to present this educational model and the project itself to compete for "Olympiades de Physique", a prestigious challenge, open to all French high-school students. A scientific club called "Objectif Mars" (Mars Objective) has existed for three years at Hélène Boucher high-school. It work's on:

The computer programming of self-sufficient robots,

The making and the launching of micro-rockets,

The making and the use of an astronomical telescope.

Getting in touch with ISS is part of the same project "Objectif Mars".




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


1. Comment les passagers de l'ISS s'arrangent-ils pour leurs cycles de 


2. Comment réagit l'horloge biologique face à la disparition du repère 


3. Comment la station ISS parvient-elle à être autonome en électricité?

4. Quand vous transpirez après une séance de sport, comment vous douchez-


5. Pouvez-vous nous montrer un objet en apesanteur? (camera HAM-Video)

6. Est-ce que la micro pesanteur ressentie lors d'un vol zéro-G est la même 

   que l'apesanteur ressentie dans la station?

7. Est-ce que l'entraînement suffit pour supporter l'accélération subie lors 

   du décollage de la fusée?

8. Quel avantage l'apesanteur vous procure-t-il lors de vos expériences 


9. Comment la station ISS et vous-mêmes êtes affectés par une éruption 


10. Comment la station est-elle protégée contre les rayonnements cosmiques et 

    les vents solaires?

11. Comment faites-vous pour vous soigner en cas de besoin? (maladie, 

    blessure, etc..)

12. Comment fonctionne la centrale inertielle de la station? (angles 


13. Quelles sont les sensations lors d'une sortie extra-véhiculaire?

14. Comment est affectée l'oreille interne par le manque de pesanteur? 

    (tournis, mal de l'espace)

15. Peut-t-il y avoir des conflits entre vous? Si oui comment les gérez-vous?

16. Si on vous propose de participer à une mission vers Mars, le feriez-vous 

    et si oui, pourquoi?

17. Comment ressentez vous le fait d'être au milieu de l'espace?





1. How do ISS passengers manage their sleep cycles?

2  How does the biological clock react to the disappearance of the day / 

   night mark?

3. How does the ISS succeed in being autonomous in electricity?

4. When you sweat after a sport effort, how do you shower?

5. Can you show us an object in weightlessness? (with the HAM-video active)

6. Is the micro gravity felt on a zero-G flight the same as the 

   weightlessness felt in the station?

7. Is the training sufficient to withstand the acceleration experienced    

   during takeoff of the rocket?

8. What is the advantage of weightlessness in your scientific experiments?

9. How is the ISS station and yourself affected by a solar flare?

10. How is the station protected from cosmic rays and solar winds?

11. How do you treat yourself if needed? (Illness, injury, etc.)

12. How does the inertial station operate? (Inclination angles)

13. What are the sensations during an extra-vehicular exit?

14. How is the inner ear affected by the lack of gravity? (dizzy spell, space 


15. Can there be conflicts between you all? If yes how do you manage them?

16. If you are offered to participate in a mission to Mars, would you do it 

    and if so, why?

17. How do you feel about being in the middle of space?




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Next planned event(s):


  1.  Orel, Russia, direct via TBD

       The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

       The scheduled astronaut is Oleg  Novitskiy

       Contact is a go for Sat 2017-04-29 06:05 UTC 


  2.  14th Elementary School Katerini, Greece, direct via SX2ISS  

      The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS 

      The scheduled  astronaut is Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI 

      Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-04-29  12:02 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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