[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with The Alice Smith School Primary Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 9 13:24:20 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at The Alice Smith School Primary Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:24 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and 9M2RPN. The contact should be audible over portions of Malaysia 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.



The Alice Smith School, established since 1946 in Malaysia is one of the oldest British international schools in Asia. The school is a not-for-profit educational foundation situated on two campuses. The Primary Campus is at Jalan Bellamy and the Secondary Campus on Jalan Equine. The Alice Smith School follows the English National Curriculum with a strong international flavour. In 2011, the school was one of the first in Asia to be fully accredited as a British School Overseas by the Department for Education in London. 'Excellent' was the grade given in the most recent British Schools Overseas report for both the Primary and Secondary School Campuses by Tribal, a DfE approved inspectorate.



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


1. Were you afraid when you first launched into space?

2. What is the most interesting object that you have seen from the ISS?

3. Is space a good place to live?

4. When you wear your full spacesuit, what happens if you get an itch?

5. How often do you contact your family?

6. What kind of emergency escape system does the ISS have in case of an 


7. What kind of noises do you hear in the ISS daily?

8. Do plants grow differently in the ISS as compared to on earth?

9. Is space radiation harmful to ISS occupants?

10. Can you feel the coldness of space through your spacesuit during 


11. How do stars look like from the ISS as compared to from earth?

12. What is the temperature of the interior surface of the windows in the 


13. Is there a doctor on board in case a crew member falls ill?

14. Do you think space tourism will become a future reality?

15. Do you observe national holidays and weekends in space?




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Next planned event(s):


  1.   Fleet Science Center, BE WISE Program, San Diego, CA, direct via 


       The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

       The  scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA

       Contact is a go for: Sat 2017-10-14 18:26:17 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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