[amsat-bb] ARISS contact with "School of Trois Paletuviers", Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock, French Guyana

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 22 05:01:10 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at "School of Trois Paletuviers", Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock, French Guyana on 23 Mar. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:42 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 W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.




Trois Palétuviers is a small Native people village of French Guyane, set between the Amazonian forest and the majestic Oyapock River, natural border with Brazil. It is accessed only by dugout and the journey takes place in one hour. On site, no electricity during the day, internet and telephone recently; But a quality of life preserved; Which in no way excludes projects and achievements in order to help envisage the future in a dynamic and optimistic way.The village comprises a population of 180 inhabitants, exclusively Native Americans and many of whom have strong ties with Brazil.


A dynamic The school hosts about fifty students divided into 2 classes: 

A kindergarten from the PS to the GS, an elementary from the CP to the CM2. 

In addition to the usual teachings, the school offers activities that enable you to travel and make contact with the outside of the village. 

So : The "chess game for academic success" has been helping since 2006 to reason and confidence in its abilities, The theater club has already performed several times in French Guiana. A highly eclectic choir gives everyone the opportunity to express themselves. In addition, there are urban dance classes, numerous programs and projects related to the environment, space, health and so on. Another peculiarity is that a school for parents has been in place since 2011.


For the liaison with the ISS, the pupils will have 1 hour of canoe motor and 3 hours of road.




1:  Est-ce qu'on peut écrire avec un stylo dans l'espace?

2:  Est-ce qu'on peut jouer de la guitare dans l'espace?

3:  Comment vous allez faire pour rentrer sur terre?

4:  Comment vous chauffez la nourriture?

5:  Comment vous faites pour vous laver?

6:  Si tu joues aux échecs, quel sera ton 1er coup avec les pièces blanches?

7:  Est-ce qu'on peut facilement jouer au jeu de go dans l'espace?

8:  Est-ce que c'est vrai que les lits sont debout contre un mur?

9:  Est-ce qu'on entend quelque chose quand on a mis le scaphandre?

10:  Est-ce qu'on pourrait faire un élevage de poules dans la station?

11:  Est-ce que la nourriture de l'espace a bon goût?

12:  peut-on planter des fruits dans l'ISS?

13:  Qu'avez-vous ressenti arrivés dans l'espace? Avez-vous eu peur?

14:  De là où vous êtes, voyez-vous toutes les planètes du système solaire?

15:  quand vous êtes malades, qui vous soigne?

16:  arrivez-vous à voir le village de Trois Palétuviers depuis l'espace?

17:  Nous avons quitté notre village de Trois Palétuviers pour aller en 

     Europe à Cologne et à Toulouse, 

      pour marcher dans vos pas. Viendriez-vous nous rendre visite à Trois 

      Palétuviers en Guyane?





1:  Can we write with a pen in space?

2:  Can we play the guitar in space?

3:  How are you going to go back to earth?

4:  How do you heat the food?

5:  How do you wash?

6:  If you play chess, what will be your first shot with the whites?

7:  Can we easily play the go game in the Station?

8:  Is it true that the beds are standing against a wall?

9:  Do we hear anything when we put the space suit?

10:  Can we do a chicken breeding in the Station?

11:  Does the food of the space taste good?

12:  can we plant fruit in the ISS?

13:  How did you feel in space? Were you afraid?

14:  From where you are, do you see all the planets of the solar system?

15:  when you are sick, who is treating you?

16:  can you see the village of Trois Palétuviers from space?

17:  "We left our village of Trois Palétuviers to travel to Europe and visit 

     Cologne and Toulouse to walk in your footsteps. Would you visit us at 

     Trois Palétuviers in French Guiana?"







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Next planned event(s):

   1.   Council of State Science Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA, telebridge via  


        The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS 

        The scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD

        Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-03-29 18:03 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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