[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado Istituto comprensivo Via XVI settembre, Civitavecchia, Italy

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Sun Oct 29 03:48:37 UTC 2017

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado Istituto comprensivo Via XVI settembre, Civitavecchia, Italy on 30 Oct. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:20 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between IR0ISS and IK0WGF 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 Italian.



Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado - Istituto comprensivo Via XVI settembre, is attended about 300 pupils aged 6 -11. The school was build in 1926 and named "Alessandro Cialdi", a Civitavecchia renowned citizen who lived from 1807 to 1882 and he was famous as Papal Navy commander, Head of the prestigious "Accademia dei Lincei". Besides curricular subjects (italian, maths, science, english, etc.) our pupils take part in specific projects, for the duration of one year, for instance the "Comenius" project called " Save the Planet", in cooperation with seven european schools.



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


1. La tua missione si chiama VITA, c'è un motivo particolare per aver scelto 

   questa parola? 

2. Tu non sei il solo Italiano ad andare nello spazio, come mai così tanti 

   astronauti Italiani?

3. Perché sulla luna c'è il "Mare della tranquillità" se concretamente non 

   c'è acqua?

4. La ISS orbita intorno alla terra, ma è possibile una stazione spaziale in 

   orbita sulla Luna?

5. Se si scoprisse che c'era anticamente la vita su Marte, vi spingereste a 

   scoprire perché è terminata?

6. Avete mai trovato qualcosa di raro e unico nello spazio?

7. Avete ed usate dei droni sulla ISS?

8. Avete mai visto un meteorite passarvi vicino la ISS?

9. Coltivate qualcosa in orbita? Avete delle piantagioni?

10. Come è stato possibile costruire la ISS a circa 400 Km dalla Terra e a 

    quella velocità?

11. Quanto tempo è stato impiegato per costruire la ISS?

12. Nella ISS, in assenza di peso, l'aria circola come sulla Terra?

13. Sulla ISS il giorno e la notte hanno la stessa durata che hanno sulla 


14. Se la Terra gira, come fanno gli astronauti ad atterrare al posto giusto 

    e al momento giusto?

15. Qual è lo scopo della sua missione?

16. Puoi fare una foto della mia città dalla ISS?





1. Your mission is called VITA, is there a particular reason for choosing 

   this word?

2. You are not the only Italian to go to space, how come so many Italian 


3. Why is called the "Sea of Tranquility" on the moon if there is no water?

4. ISS orbits around the earth, but is it possible for a space station to 

   orbit the moon?

5. If you discovered that there was life on Mars in ancient times, would you 

   go and find out why it was over?

6. Have you ever found something rare and unique in space?

7. Do you use drones on the ISS?

8. Have you ever seen a meteorite passing near the ISS?

9. Cultivate something in orbit? Do you have plantations?

10. How could ISS be built about 400 km from Earth and at that speed?

11. How long has it been spent to build the ISS?

12. In the ISS, in the absence of weight, does air circulate as on Earth?

13. On the ISS, do day and night have the same duration they have on Earth?

14. If Earth turns, how do the astronauts land at the right place and at the 

    right time?

15. What is the purpose of your mission?

16. Can you take a picture of my city from the ISS?




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Next planned event(s):


1. Asociación Civil  Instituto Maria Montessori, San Cristóbel, Venezuela, 

direct via YY2CMR

The  ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is  Joe Acaba KE5DAR

Contact is a go for: Tue 2017-10-31 18:23 UTC


2. Liceo Scientifico 'Francesco Cecioni", Livorno, Italy and Liceo  Artistico 

Melotti, Lomazzo, Italy, direct via IQ5LI

The ISS callsign is  presently scheduled to be IRØISS 

The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli  IZØJPA

Contact is a go for: Fri 2017-11-03 09:27 UTC

Watch for HamTV


3. Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Leonardo Da Vinci",  Lanusei, Italy, 

direct via ISØBWM

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to  be OR4ISS 

The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA

Contact is a go  for: Sat 2017-11-04 10:12 UTC

Watch for HamTV



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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