[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with S.G.B. De La Salle, Rome, Italy and Istituto Comprensivo Luigi Nono, Mira, Italy

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Wed Nov 29 05:23:52 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at S.G.B. De La Salle, Rome, Italy and Istituto Comprensivo Luigi Nono, Mira, Italy on 30 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:04 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 Italian.


S.G.B. De La Salle School started its educational activity for male students of the primary school in 1937, by initiative of the Friars belonging to Congregazione of San Giovanni Battista de La Salle, following his pedagogic principles. In 1963, the school hosted also the secondary level school and some years later the school was opened also to female students. The number of students in Rome is about 400 and the school is located not far from S. Peter Basilica and the Vatican Museum. The school belongs to a school network which is present, all over the world, in 82 countries.


The Comprehensive town of Mira "Luigi Nono" was born September 1, 2013, and consists of three types of schools: nursery school, primary and secondary levels, dislocate in school buildings of Mira,

Mira Porte and Gambarare. The number of pupils in these  institution are about 1630. Mira is a large town situated along the banks of the River Brenta and near Venice, popular for many of the fifteenth century villas located throughout the area. With other neighboring towns form the urban area called "Riviera del Brenta".



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


1. L'intensità delle emozioni che si provano nello spazio potrebbero essere 

   così forti da rinunciare alla terra per sempre?

2. Sono uno sportivo, volevo sapere che tipo di preparazione fisica e 

   allenamento dovete fare prima di partire per una missione.

3. Il tempo sulla terra è scandito dalla crescita dei fanciulli, delle 

   piante, del cambio delle stagioni. Nello spazio come si percepisce il 

   trascorre del tempo?

4. Ho saputo che fate molti esperimenti nello spazio, come la crescita delle 

   piante, mi dici qual è il tuo esperimento preferito?

5. Sulla terra un importate sentimento umano è la paura, come è vissuto tale 

   sentimento nello spazio?

6. Volevo sapere cosa succede se uno di voi si ammala durante una missione? 

   C'è qualcosa che vi immunizza dalle malattie?

7. Come suddividete il tempo lavorativo e il tempo dello svago nella stazione 


8. Durante le tue missioni ti è mai capitato di avere un guasto 

   all'astronave, o un problema tecnico? Come lo avete risolto?

9. Dallo spazio, avete mai visto svilupparsi fenomeni naturali-metereologici 


10. Se avete problemi e doveste rientrare sulla Terra, come fate?

11. Come sono regolati i rapporti giuridici all'interno della stazione 


12. Quanto tempo ci vuole per far sì che il tuo corpo si abitui nuovamente al 

    cibo e alla vita sulla terra?

13. Quali esperimenti fate e che sostanze chimiche usate nella stazione 


14. Ho letto che qualche giorno fa hai osservato un asteroide infuocato 

    sfrecciare sui cieli dell'Africa. Ma se un giorno un asteroide puntasse 

    diritto sulla terra, come potremmo difenderci?

15. Qual è il vostro primo pensiero quando scatta l'allarme d'emergenza?

16. Come funziona l'alimentazione e la pulizia personale?





1. Is the intensity of the emotions that you experience in space might be so 

   strong that you give up the land forever? 

2. I make sports, which kind of body training you have to undertake in 

   preparation for a mission?

3. Time on Earth is marked by the growth of children, plants, and change of 

   seasons. In the space how do you perceive the passage of time?

4. I know that you make many experiments in the space, like growing plants, 

   can you tell me which experiment is your preferred one?

5. On the ground, an important human feeling is fear, how has that sense felt 

   in space?

6. I would like to know what happens if an astronaut became ill during a 

   mission. Do you take anything that make you immune from infections?

7. How do you split the working time and leisure time in the space station?

8. Have you ever experienced any fault or any technical problem to the ISS 

   during your mission? How do you repaired it?

9. From space, have you ever seen the development of important natural-

   weather phenomena?

10. Should you need to come back to the earth, for any reason, how do you do?

11. How are the legal relations within the space station regulated?

12. How long you need to restore completely and to get again confidence with 

    the food and the life on the earth?

13. What experiments do you make and what chemicals are used in the space 


14. I read that some days ago you have observed an asteroid flying over 

    Africa. If an asteroid one day should fly towards the earth, how we could 

    defend from it? 

15. What is your first thought when it comes to emergency alarm?

16. How foods are prepared and how do you wash yourself and your clothes?






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Next planned event(s):


 1. Bishop Hendricken High School and its sister school, St. Mary  Academy - 

     Bay View, Warwick, RI, telebridge via IK1SLD 

     The ISS callsign is  presently scheduled to be IRØISS

     The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli  

     Contact is a go for: Thu 2017-11-30 17:02 UTC


 2. School  of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), 

     Castelldefels, Spain,  direct via EG3UPC

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS  

     The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

     Contact is a go  for: Mon 2017-12-04 15:10 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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