[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with Dum detí a mládeze Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Czech Republic

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Fri Jun 7 19:21:41 UTC 2019

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Dum detí a mládeze Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Czech Republic,  on 08 Jun. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:05 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and OK2KWX. The contact should be audible over the Czech Republic 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.



Dùm dìtí a mládeze Olomouc (eng.: House of Children and Youth, abbr. DDM Olomouc) - a leisure time center which operates in 5 buildings, whereas four are situated in Olomouc. Since April 2001 the DDM is constituted by Olomouc Regional Authority. For the whole public DDM offered both regular clubs and interest groups as well as occasional and stay events.

Over 150 interest groups started to work every year, regularly - once, twice or three times a week - attended by 2602 children and youth at the age from 3 to 25 years only during the last school year (2017/2018). These activities were provided by 150 employees, external and voluntary workers.

During the summer holidays, DDM Olomouc organized more than 30 summer camps for almost 800 children. In summer furthermore, as during the whole year, DDM Olomouc offers cheap accommodation both right in Olomouc and in Ochoz u Konice both locations are up to 30 km away from Olomouc.




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


1. How many solar panels are powering the entire station and do you have any    

   other power sources?

2. What voltage do your instruments using aboard the ISS?

3. What would you tell the people who believe that the Earth is flat?

4. How often do you check the social networks and have you any time to watch 


5. Did the ASTROBEE's already arrive and do you use them already?

6. How far from the station can you go and can you move outside untethered?

7. How long does it take to get from Earth to the ISS?

8. What does being in a spacesuit feel like and what is outside temperature?

9. How long do the spacesuit's energy and oxygen supplies last?

10. Do you feel any changes to your muscular system during your mission, or 

    is it a bit of a shock after your return back to Earth?

11. Do you need to strap in when you sleep and how do you enjoy sleeping in 

    zero gravity?

12. How often do you eat and do you enjoy the taste of the food?

13. Have you experienced any accidents while on the station, for example, a 

    device failure?

14. How do you fight a fire if it breaks out onboard the ISS?

15. How much waste is generated on the ISS and what are you doing with it?

16. Can you play any computer games and how much free time do you have?

17. What does it feel like to fly a rocket up into space?

18. How much time do you spend exercising each day?

19. How would you deal with a serious injury, for example, hand fracture?

20. How and how often do you communicate with your family?





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Next planned event(s):


  1. Peninsula Grammar, Melbourne, Australia, telebridge via VK4KHZ

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

     The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV

     Contact is go for: Thu 2019-06-13 11:10:52 UTC


  2. Smithsonian Air and Space - Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly, VA, USA, telebridge via W6SRJ

     The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

     The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV

     Contact is go for: Sat 2019-06-15 18:11 UTC 







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 ISS National Lab 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 public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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