[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS contact with King Island District High School, Currie, TAS, Australia

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 18 04:58:20 UTC 2019



An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at King Island District High School, Currie, TAS, Australia on 19 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:49 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 OR4ISS and IK1SLD. 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 English.



King Island District High School is located in the Bass Strait off the North West Coast of Tasmania. We cater for approximately 210 students from Kinder to Year 10. Our school is at the heart of our community, we value each student and their family. We have been striving to create resilient, innovative lifelong learners; our school has been on a learning journey with Literacy and Numeracy as our core fundamentals. Our students have the opportunities for on-island and off-island camps from Year 3 and up, we participate in sporting events in mainland Tasmania, we have students from Kinder to Year 10 being able to access specialist Music and Art lessons. We are grateful to have a well resourced MDT room, Computer Lab, kitchen which has then eventuated into a school café 'The Rock Café', which offers café style lunches, drinks and monthly dinners to our community giving our students first-hand experience of hospitality. We are also in the process of building our own golf hole to fit in with the islands golfing influx of late.  




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


1. Why did you become an astronaut?

2. What training do you need to be an astronaut to go to space and 

   where did you do your training?

3. What sort of food do you eat and how do you determine your meal   

   times in space?

4. What do you do in your spare time so you don't get bored while in 


5. Does it get lonely in space?

6. How do you exercise in space?

7. How old is the International Space Station and do parts wear out in 

   space like they do on earth?

8. What is your job on the ISS and how do you do it?

9. What are space worms and why are they so important in space?

10. How long does it take to orbit the earth?

11. Have you researched the black hole and if so, how big is it?

12. What kind of research do you do?

13. Do you have any advice for any of our students wishing to follow in 

    your career path? 






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Next planned event(s):


   1.   Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, United Kingdom, direct via   


        The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

        The scheduled astronaut is Nick Hague KG5TMV

        Contact is go for: Thu 2019-06-20 12:48 UTC

        Watch for live stream at https://live.ariss.org/





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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