terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2019

ARISS school contact planned for Novi Ligure and Como, Italy


An International Space Station school contact has been planned for  Luca Parmitano KF5KDP with participants at :  I.I.S. "Ciampini-Boccardo", Novi Ligure, Italy and I.T.I.S. "Magistri Cumacini", Como, Italy
The event is planned Friday October 25, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:24 UTC, which is 12:24 CEST.
The contact will be conducted in Italian.
The contact will operated by  I1LJV and IZ2MCC. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
This ARISS Europe News Bulletin is distributed to 2722 subscribers.


School Information:
I.I.S. "Ciampini-Boccardo"
Our school, the Secondary School "Ciampini-Boccardo" of  Novi Ligure, was founded in 2010  by the merger of two pre-existing schools in town: the Secondary School "G: Boccardo" and the Secondary School "G. Ciampini. The school "G. Boccardo" offered education for administrative professions, while the school "G. Ciampini"  offered education for technical professions. Immediately before and after the merger, the school has grown significantly and so now students are offered a richer field of choices. The school population is 1280 students and there are about 210 teachers and staff. The school consists of two units located in "Viale Saffi" and in "Via Verdi". Students are offered the following opportunities:

I.T.I.S. "Magistri Cumacini"
The I.T.I.S. "Magistri Cumacini", founded in 1951, is one of the largest and highly qualified high schools (attended by about 1200 students between 14 and 19 years). The Institute is located on the outskirts of the city of Como. The I.T.I.S. "Magistri Cumacini" offers two years of teaching  to complete general education and, thereafter, the school gives the opportunity to attend three-years  with four options: Construction, Environment and Territory; Electronics and Electrical Engineering; IT and Telecommunications; Mechanics, Mechatronics and Energy saving.
The school since 2004 has been operating an Amateur Radio Station with the Callsign IZ2MCC.

Students First Names & Questions I.I.S. "Ciampini-Boccardo" - I.T.I.S. "Magistri Cumacini"
1. Andrea B: Come bisogna prepararsi prima di un viaggio nello spazio?
2. David: A partire da quale età e fino a quando si può essere astronauta?
3. Luca: Come si comportano le piante in assenza di gravità?
4. Giada: Quale è la dieta di un astronauta?
5. Jonathan: Come ci si adatta alla microgravità?
6. Andrea: Di che tipo sono i generatori elettrici per i servizi della ISS e a che tensione lavorano?
7. Gabriele: Cosa ne pensi del riutilizzo delle navette spaziali?
8. Mattia: E' vero che la giornata lavorativa sulla ISS e' di 10 ore?
9. Lorenzo: Come viene gestito lo smaltimento dei rifiuti sulla ISS?
10. Emanuele: Tramite quale tecnologia avete accesso alla rete Internet?
11. Giorgio: Secondo te, la competizione spaziale tra privati porterà dei benefici per il futuro dell'esplorazione spaziale?
12. Andrea: Come funzionano i dispositivi di protezione in caso di corto circuito?
13. Davide: Cosa ne pensi dell'utilizzo di robot nelle missioni spaziali?
14. Gianmarco: Si usano batterie per accumulare energia elettrica? Se si, di che tipo e con che autonomia?
15. Andrea: Che conseguenze ha sul fisico la lunga permanenza nello spazio e come si studia?
16. Carlo: Come si agisce nel caso di un danno all'esterno della ISS?
17. Christopher: Durante la missione hai del tempo libero? Se si, come lo utilizzi?Novi Ligure
18. Stefano: Sono necssarie manovre di riabilitazione al ritorno dalla missione?
19. Pietro: Che cosa hai provato la prima volta che sei stato in EVA?
20. Roy Emanuele: Come ha reagito la tua famiglia quando hai deciso di diventare astronauta?
21. Secondo te la stazione orbitale intorno alla Luna sarà simile alla ISS?
22. Tra la scorsa missione e questa, hai trovato qualcosa di diverso?
23. Nella nostra società abbiamo avuto una accelerazione tecnologica, è arrivata anche a bordo della ISS?
24. Perché hai scelto di diventare astronauta?
25. Abbiamo parlato la dott.ssa Ravagnolo di Altec, ha parlato di cibo e di menù spaziali. Quali sono i piatti che ti sei portato a bordo della ISS?

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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.

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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

ARISS school contact planned for Rome and Carrara,Italy


An International Space Station school contact has been planned for  Luca Parmitano KF5KDP with participants at Liceo Scientifico Teresa Gullace, Rome, Italy and I.S.I.S. " Zaccagna – Galilei" sede "G. Galilei", Carrara. Italy
The event is planned  Thursday October 24, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:13 UTC, which is 13:13 CEST.
The contact will be conducted in Italian.
The contact will operated by IZØDIB and IQ5VR. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
This ARISS Europe News Bulletin is distributed to 2722 subscribers.

School Information:
Liceo Scientifico Teresa Gullace
Our school is born as a science high school, so the scientific method is at the center of all the lessons that work together to accustom students to the rational and experimental approach. Mathematics, physics, and science are the cornerstone of high school education. Attention to the scientific dissemination, participation in maths, sciences, and the current school year, including physics, characterizes our institute that has had important results with participation also in national finals.
In our school there is an association (Gruppo SIGMA Studenti e Insegnanti del Gullace per la Matematica) of pupils and former students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics: we could certainly organize the event with the help of the association.
We could invite to the event in the main hall students who will demonstrate the intention to participate in the project and who will find out during the year, among the pupils of the three years, until the 80 seats are filled up.

I.S.I.S. " Zaccagna - Galilei" sede "G. Galilei"
The mission of the State High School Galilei, part of I.S.I.S. Zaccagna, is « value the person », through an educational process built for the person and therefore the society. The school focuses on guiding the students in their future choices, both of study and work, but mostly on the greatest non-material asset available : the person as human capital, with his culture, value and knowledge. The two main goals are there for evaluing the person in all hispotential, and professional qualification.
The building hosting the event includes a Maths and Science High School and the Industrial and Technical State High School Galilei, with students aged between 14 and 20.
About 40 students from the Telecommunication course will be directly involved in the project (16-20 years old), while the connection might be extended to the entire learning centre, that includes about 1000 students ; it might also be possible for the local population to attend the event.

Students First Names & Questions:
Liceo Scientifico Teresa Gullace and I.S.I.S. " Zaccagna - Galilei" sede "G. Galilei"
1. L'assenza di atmosfera, modifica le sfumature e l'intensita dei colori percepiti dall'occhio?
2. Si apprezzano gli effetti del riscaldamento globale da li ?
3. Gli Astronauti possono prendere il raffreddore o l'influenza?
4. Considerando tutte le interviste che ha rilasciato, c'e una domanda che non le è mai stata posta e a cui vorrebbe rispondere?
5. Avete riscontrato possibilità di mutazioni genetiche nello spazio?
6. Cosa prova per film come Interstellar o The Martian?
7. Cosa si mette nella valigia di un'astronauta prima di partire?
8. Cosa ne pensa dell'obiettivo della NASA di creare basi lunari?
9. Oltre alla stazione radioamatoriale, di quali canali di comunicazioni disponete?
10. Come rimane concentrato durante le procedure più importanti? ha una sua particolare tecnica?
11. Nella tua giornata tipica, quanto tempo dedichi in media gli esperimenti scientifici?
12. Vivere insieme sulla ISS e difficile? Ha mai avuto discussioni?
13. Nella tua esperienza, l'efficienza operativa di un astronauta, è maggiore all'inizio o alla fine del periodo di permanenza nella stazione spaziale?
14. Nel suo ultimo libro ha detto che la cosa che l'ha colpito di più nella ISS è la sua dimensione. Ma cosa vorrebbe cambiare nellISS per migliorare il suo soggiorno?
15. Quali sensazioni ti suscita la visione dei corpi celesti dalla tua prospettiva?
16. Secondo lei, quale esperimento che ha fatto in ISS è stato il piu utile?
17. Ti capita mai di avere momenti di difficolta psicologica come ansia, nostalgia, tensione?
18. Che tipo di studi ha fatto per diventare un astronauta? Quanto tempo ha impiegato per prepararsi a questa esperienza?         
19. Quali sono i tuoi passatempi nel tempo libero?
20. Come vi lavate visto non potete fare una doccia normale?

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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.

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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.


73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF


quinta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2019

ARISS-SSTV MAI-75

ARISS-SSTV 



Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmitidas a partir da Estação Espacial Internacional e outros satélites suportados pela ARISS 

Os horários iniciais do SSI MAI-75 da ISS estão agendados para 9 de outubro das 09:50 às 14:00 UTC e 10 de outubro das 08:55 às 15:15 UTC. 
Pode ser escutado em 145.800 durante estes períodos. O experimento é baseado fora de  Moscovo, Rússia, para que os tempos sejam otimizados para as poucas órbitas que cobrem essa parte do mundo.

Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images transmitted from the International Space Station and other ARISS supported satellites

The Initial MAI-75 SSTV times from ISS are scheduled for Oct 9 from 09:50-14:00 UTC and Oct 10 from  08:55-15:15 UTC. Listen on 145.800 during these times. The experiment is based out of Moscow, Russia so the times are optimized for the few orbits that cover that part of the world. 












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quinta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2019

ARISS school contact planned for Bethesda, MD USA



International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at The Children's Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, MD USA 
The events is planned Monday September 23, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:08 UTC, which is 22:08 CEST.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by ON4ISS. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz

Event presentation
The Children's Inn at NIH is partnering with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to host Ask an Astronaut: Biomedical Science Edition. The event will give children receiving care at NIH a unique science and technology experience. They will learn about the importance of biomedical research in space, including NCATS' Tissue Chips in Space program, which recently sent five projects to the International Space Station and which some current crew members worked on (thank you!).

About The Children's Inn at NIH
The Children's Inn is an independent nonprofit that provides "a place like home" to families of children with rare or critical illnesses whose best hope is a clinical research trial at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital dedicated to biomedical research. The Inn strives to fully and consistently meet the needs of our families during their children's treatments by providing housing and support services—all at no cost to them—and reducing the burdens of illness through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming.

The Ask an Astronaut event at The Inn will be different from ARISS's typical events with students in a classroom setting.  The children at The Inn are seriously ill, so the goal will be on having a fun and stimulating experience. Kids can enjoy the wonder of talking with astronauts on the space station, learning what it's like to live in space and work on cool science experiments like Tissue Chips in Space. They also can learn about ham radio and how the astronauts can use it to communicate with other children all around the world.

Thank you for taking time to speak with these children.

Questions:
 1. Stella, 5: What's it like to go up in a rocket ship?
 2. Wyatt (8), Graham (5), and Ryan (2 1/2): How are experiments conducted in space?
 3. Cole, 7: Are there aliens in space? Do you see foreign creatures?
 4. Max, 8: What's the coolest thing you've seen in space?
 5. Jowanna, 9: If you get sick in space how do you get medical treatment?
 6. Maxwell, 9: What do you do for fun in space?
 7. Johanna: How many times have you been in space?
 8. Emily, 12: How are body tissues affected by being in space?
 9. Heidi, 13: Could being space be helpful to different medical conditions?
10. Madison, 14: What medicine do you have to take before you go into space?
11. Meg, 14: What advice do you have for someone who wants to become an astronaut?
12. Mooni, 16: What changes have you seen in your trips to space?
13. Afnan, 17: How do you prepare food in space?
14. Danielle, 21: Are your energy levels affected from being in space?
15. Connie, 21+: What is the weight of the space station?
16. Stella, 5: Would you rather live with gravity or without gravity?
17. Max, 8: Does your hair grow faster in space?
18. Wyatt (8), Graham (5), and Ryan (2 1/2): What books or classes influenced you to be an astronaut?
19. Madison, 14: What effects do space have on your sleep?
20. Mooni, 16: Do you get to FaceTime in space to talk to your family? How often?
21. Afnan, 17: What time zone is it in space?
22. Max, 8: Does your body change in space?
23. Madison, 14: What are some things that you like about being in space?
24. Mooni, 16: How do you become an astronaut and travel into space?
25. Madison, 14: What do you do to prepare for your travel into space?

The event will be webcast by the school on:
https://childrensinn.org/in-the-news/iss-astronaut-to-talk-to-ill-children-about-space-medical-research/

https://www.facebook.com/TheChildrensInn/  

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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.

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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2019

ARISS school contact for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia





ARISS school contact for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at Templestowe College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event is presently scheduled Wednesday September 18, 2019. 

The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08.06 UTC, which is 10.06 CEST.

The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK6MJ located in Western Australia. The downlink signals will NOT be audible in Europe, but the event will be web cast on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QalYOnHURYk

The ground station VK6MJ will also be streaming on: https://batc.org.uk/live/vk6mj

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

quinta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2019

Fwd: ARISS News Release (ANR) No. 19-15


 

ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-15

Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR

aa4kn@amsat.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

 

September 10, 2019Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the first half of 2020. A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact with crew on the ISS. The primary goal of the ARISS program is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and raise their awareness of space communications, radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of study and career possibilities.

 

The ARISS program anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities for the 9 US host organizations during the January to June 2020 time period. They are now at work completing an acceptable equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once their equipment plan is approved by the ARISS Technical Mentors, the final selected schools/organizations will be scheduled as their availability and flexibility match up with the scheduling opportunities offered by NASA.

 

The schools and host organizations are:

Celia Hays Elementary School

Rockwall TX

Golden Gate Middle School

Naples FL

J.P. McConnell Middle School

Loganville GA

Kittredge Magnet School

Atlanta GA

Maple Dale Elementary School

Cincinnati OH

Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nashville TN

Oakwood School

Morgan Hill CA

Ramona Lutheran School

Ramona CA

River Ridge High School

New Port Richey FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 (STEAM) 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.

 

Media Contact:

Dave Jordan, AA4KN

ARISS PR

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

                                                                                           

 

 

quarta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2019

ARISS school contact planned for Adelaide, Australia


An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Luca Parmitano KF5KDP with participants at Loreto College, Adelaide, South Australia. 

The event is planned Thursday August 15, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 09.17 UTC, which is 11.17 CEST.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
Moreover, the event will be web streamed from IK1SLD on http://www.ik1sld.org/live/

School presentation
Loreto College Marryatville is South Australia's only all-girls independent Catholic day and boarding school, catering for approximately 600 students from Early Learning to Year 12. The College was established in 1905 and is set on beautiful heritage grounds. Being one of seven Australian Loreto Schools united by the vision of Mary Ward, the College prides itself on the development of strong, passionate, and confident girls and young women who have the social consciousness to make a difference to our world. A Loreto education is built from a 400-year-old foundation that articulates the importance of educating girls and young women so that they will actively take a place in society and influence their world through a set of strong values and beliefs. In delivering this view, Loreto College Marryatville provides girls with a well-rounded education where students are presented with a broad range of opportunities and given the support and encouragement needed so that they beco!
 me confident and engaged learners.
There are approximately 85 teaching and non-teaching staff to support student learning.  Coordinating teacher is Ann-Maree Tippins.  Supporting teachers are Patty Warrender, Alison Thompson, Andrew Baker, Isabelle Roberts.
Dr Nicole Archard is Principal and supported the College's first trip to NASA, Cape Kennedy Centre, in 2017.  A group of 16 girls, accompanied by 2 teachers, experienced 5 days as part of a Space Camp.  We were fortunate enough to meet the astronaut, John David Bartoe or JD, who was so friendly and inspiring.  One of our students, Holly MacRae, had a personal meeting with Luca Parmitano, who departs on July 20 as part of Expedition 60-61.

Students Questions:
1. Isabella:  As this is the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, has the moon any more significance to you?
2. Megan:  What did it feel like when you first stepped into the International Space Station?
3. Gabrielle:  If you were able to choose how long to stay on the ISS, what would you say?
4. Avreen:  Would you like to explore space further, for example, be part of a mission to Mars?
5. Samantha:  Does viewing the Earth from space change the way in which you think about humanity?
6. April:  I walk around my house; do you miss the feeling of "walking" in the Space Station?
7. Mia:  What do you expect to see changing in the space industry in the coming years?
8. Claudia:  Is space tourism a worthwhile endeavour?
9. Anna:  There are so many songs written with a space theme; what does space sound like?
10. Harriet:  Do you keep looking out in hope of seeing a UFO?
11. Vivienne:  Does living without gravity impact on your physical state?
12. Natalie:  What do you do with any spare time?
13. Isabella:  Why is it called the "International" Space Station?
14. Megan:  Are you able to keep in contact with family and close friends?
15. Gabrielle:  What do you do to overcome homesickness?
16. Avreen:  Is there ever a "day" in which you get bored?
17. Samantha:  Based on the experiences of past astronauts, what preparations are you already putting in place for your return?
18. April:  If you had a choice of movie to watch, what would your favourite "space" movie be?
19. Mia:  Viewing the "Blue Planet" from space, do you believe there are other planets that could support intelligent life?
20. Claudia:  Are you hopeful for our planet's future?

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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.
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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.
73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

quinta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2019

ARISS - Owen Garriott commemorative SSTV event




ARISS plans to celebrate the life and accomplishments of astronaut, scientist and ham radio pioneer Owen Garriott with a commemorative SSTV event featuring images from Garriott's work with ham radio during his missions in space. 

Transmissions will be sent at 145.800 MHz FM in the SSTV mode PD-120. Once received, images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php

You can apply for a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ for details.


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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 

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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

quarta-feira, 31 de julho de 2019

ARISS News Release (ANR) No. 19-13




ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-13

Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR
July 31, 2019

          ARISS Next Generation Radio System Completes Critical Flight Certification Tests

The Interoperable Radio System (IORS), ARISS' next generation radio system successfully completed a battery of stressful tests required as part of the final certification of the hardware for launch to and operation on the International Space Station.

During the week of July 8, the IORS, consisting of the JVC Kenwood D-710GA Radio and the AMSAT developed Multi-Voltage Power Supply, successfully completed a series of Electro-magnetic Interference (EMI)/Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) tests to ensure that the ARISS hardware will not interfere with the ISS systems or other payloads. Testing continued into the following week, where the IORS successfully passed power quality and acoustics testing. These tests verified that the ARISS IORS will not introduce harmful signals back into the ISS power system and is quiet enough to meet ISS acoustic requirements. ARISS Hardware Team members Lou McFadin, W5DID and Kerry Banke, N6IZW were at the NASA Johnson Space Center supporting this two week battery of tests in concert with the NASA test and certification team.

Kerry Banke states, "Since the IORS is being qualified to operate on 120VDC, 28VDC and Russian 28VDC as well as transmitting on VHF or UHF, a lot of test combinations were required to cover all cases. Each input voltage type was also tested at low, medium and high line voltage. Moreover, additional permutations were required to test the IORS under no load, medium load and full load at each voltage level. So it should not be surprising why the tests took two weeks to complete."

Successful completion of these tests represents a key milestone in preparing the IORS for launch. ARISS can now begin final assembly of the flight safety certification in preparation for launch. ARISS is working towards launch ready status by the end of the year.   


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 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.

            
                                                                       
IORS test bench                                               IORS testing at Johnson Space Center                                     
                                                                         (L to R) Lou McFadin and Kerry Banke



Media Contact:
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR


ARISS News Release No. 19-12



ARISS News Release                                                                                                  No. 19-12

Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR
July 30, 2019
SSTV Event planned for Early August

ARISS plans to celebrate the life and accomplishments of astronaut, scientist and ham radio pioneer Owen Garriott with a commemorative SSTV event featuring images from Garriott's work with ham radio during his missions in space. This event is currently scheduled to begin on August 1 at 09:40 UTC and ends at 18:15 UTC on August 4. Please make note that the content of these upcoming SSTV transmissions may change. An update is expected after Friday, July 26 as to what the image content will be for the August 1-4 dates. If this change takes place, the Owen Garriott image transmissions will be postponed until another event can be scheduled toward the end of August.

Transmissions will be sent at 145.800 MHz FM in the SSTV mode PD-120. Once received, images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php and you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ for details. Also for simplicity, we have added a new information tab for SSTV events, under the General Contacts pulldown menu at www.ariss.org . The latest updates can also be found at the ARISS Facebook site Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and on Twitter @ ARISS_status.


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 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.

Media Contact:
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISS PR



sexta-feira, 26 de julho de 2019

ARISS - RS0ISS - SSTV activity





ARISS Russia is planning SSTV test transmissions.

A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for
-       Monday, July 29 from 13:15 - 21:25 UTC
-       Tuesday July 30 from 13:50 - 19:50 UTC.

Transmissions are expected to be at 145.800 MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120.

This session is the routine MAI-75 activity that is only active for a few orbits. It appears that the most of the world (except N. America) will get a shot during the two day run.

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

ARISS school contact planned for 24th World Scout Jamboree, USA




International Space Station school contact has been planned for Drew Morgan KI5AAA with participants at 24th World Scout Jamboree, Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA.
The events is planned Saturday July 27, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 18.27 UTC, which is 20.27 CEST.
The contact will be a telebridge operated by ON4ISS. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz

Event presentation
The 24th World Scout Jamboree is hosted by the North American team of Canada, Mexico, and USA. It is an event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. 40,000 Scouts are expected to be in attendance from 160 countries. Scouts are ages 14 to 17, male and female, all races and nationalities. Official languages are English, French, and Spanish, but many other languages will be spoken at the event, reflecting the worldwide diversity of Scouting.

Amateur radio has been in operation at World Scout Jamborees since GB3SP in 1957 in the United Kingdom. From this effort grew Jamboree on the Air, now the largest annual Scouting event in the world with nearly 2 million Scouts participating. Subsequent World Jamborees provided amateur radio operations and most of the recent events also hosted an ARISS Contact. This track record demonstrates Scouting's ever present focus on science, technology, engineering, and math as well as the magic of making two-way contacts at a distance — even in space with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

The site of the World Scout Jamboree is the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA. This is also where the USA National Jamborees are held. Most recently Astronaut Luca Parmitano conducted an ARISS contact during the 2013 Jamboree. We send a special note to Astronaut Drew Morgan, an assistant Scoutmaster, for his encouragement during our proposal.

Questions:
1. What do you think is the most important thing you believe young people should do in Scouting to help them in their future careers such as being an astronaut or working in the sciences?
2. Here at the World Jamboree we like to trade items with scouts from around the world as a way to bond and remember our new friendships. Do you ever trade patches or parts of your uniforms with your international crew members?
3. What is the single prettiest place or region on Earth to see from space?
4. Do you bring something special with you so when you get back, so you can say, "This has been in space!"?
5. What food do you miss the most that you can't have in space?
6. What if the ISS lost communication with Earth?
7. What kind of emergency drills or practice do you do aboard the ISS, and how often?
8. Do you need to drink more or less water in space than you do on earth?
9. How do the plants orientate themselves to grow in space?
10. Is biological cell division the same in space as on Earth?
11. How did it feel to see Earth from space for the first time?
12. A part of the Scout Law is A Scout is Reverent.  Have you had a memorable moment during your time on the ISS that has led to you showing reverence?
13. Have you been on a spacewalk yet? If so, what is it like walking outside the ISS?
14. Of all the professions available, why did you choose to become an astronaut?
15. If there was one thing you wish you could have learned when you were younger in an organization such as the Scouts, or at school, to help you perform tasks in space, what would it be?
16. Are there any bugs or animals on the ISS now and if so, what is their purpose?
17. What is the single most important quality that you possess that you think got you into the space program?
18. With everyone, and many things, floating in microgravity, how do you keep the space station clean?
19. Do you have regular sleep and work schedules?
20. What are the best and worst aspects about living on board the ISS?

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: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide ARISS special support. 

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.

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.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.

73,
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2019

Dois eventos de SSTV de 29 de julho a 4 de agosto de 2019


Abaixo está a programação (a partir de 22 de julho) para a ativação planeada de SSTV da ISS. A primeira sessão é a rotina da atividade MAI-75, que está ativa apenas por algumas órbitas. Parece que a maior parte do mundo (exceto a América do Norte) terá uma hipótese durante os dois dias seguidos. Alguns operadores com sorte ao longo da costa leste da América do Norte devem obter uma passagem a 29 de julho.

Atividade de Inter-MAI-75

(29 de julho) GMT 210/13: 15 - SSTV ativada

(29 de julho) GMT 210/21: 25 - desligar do SSTV

(30 de julho) GMT 211/13: 50 - energização do SSTV

(30 de julho) GMT 211/19: 30 - desligamento do SSTV

O segundo evento será em todo o mundo, de 1 de agosto a 4 de agosto, e será um evento em homenagem a Owen Garriott - W5LFL. Ele foi a primeira pessoa a operar como radioamador do espaço. Devemos muito a seus esforços para levar o hobby ao espaço para outros operadores. A programação está abaixo (a partir de 22 de julho)

Atividade de ARTIS Garriott memorial SSTV

(01 de agosto) GMT 213/09: 40 - SSTV ativar

(02 de agosto) GMT 214/14: 00 - SSTV check

(04 de agosto) GMT 216/18: 15 - desligamento do SSTV

Os nossos melhores cumprimentos.
73, Carlos Nora - CT1END
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