The following news item provides information about upcoming ARISS contacts on November 27 and 28:
ARISS contact on Monday, November 27:
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An International Space Station (ISS) school contact has been planned with students at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario.
A telebridge contact via VK4KHZ is scheduled for Monday, November 27 at 18:39:58 UTC 47 deg.
The ISS call sign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled astronaut is Joe Acaba, KE5DAR.
The Moderator will be Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ, and the Mentor on site is Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD.
The event will be held in the Theatre and there is expected to be approximately 400 Grade 9 to 11 students. ARISS HAMTV is not planned.
ARISS contact on Tuesday, November 28:
An International Space Station (ISS) school contact has been planned with students at Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp, Ontario.
A telebridge contact via IK1SLD is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28 at 18:46:37 UTC 50 deg.
The ISS call sign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS and the scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA.
The Moderator will be Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ, and the Mentor on site is Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD
The audience size is expected to be about 600 Grade 2 to 6 students and the event will be held in the Gym. At present we do not know if ARISS HAMTV is planned.
Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.80 MHz. All ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise noted.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States and other international space agencies and international Amateur Radio organizations around the world. The primary purpose of ARISS is to organize scheduled contacts via Amateur Radio between crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced volunteers from Amateur Radio clubs and coordination from the ARISS team, the ISS crew members speak directly with large group audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies, science centers and museums, Scout camporees, jamborees and space camps, where students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies and Amateur Radio.
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, the Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA and CSA, with the AMSAT and International Amateur Radio Union organizations from participating countries.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crew members onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, firsthand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on the International Space Station can energize youth and instill an interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on their website.
Source: Ian MacFarquhar, VE9IM, RAC ARISS Board Representative
Upcoming Contacts: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)