[sarex] Audio Information for Wednesday ARISS Telebridge

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 09:16:11 PST 2012

Please join us in listening to:

An International Space Station school contact at The Academy at Shawnee,
Louisville, KY on 14 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately
20:15 UTC. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and ON4ISS. The
contact should be audible over portions of Europe. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to
be conducted in English.

The Academy at Shawnee is an inner city high school of about 500 students. It
has been designated as the Aerospace Magnet School for Jefferson County
Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Students who attend out school have
the option to focus on one of three career paths in aerospace. If a
student’s desire is to become a pilot, he or she can earn a private pilots
license. We have the only FAA Part 141 Private Pilots Course offered in a
high school in the nation. Students wishing to study engineering can enroll
in Project Lead the Way, one of the nation’s premier pre-college
engineering programs. This is a five course program with an aerospace
focus. Students wanting to become an Aircraft Mechanic can earn 25 college
hours as they work towards a FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.

Last year, the students designed an experiment that flew on the Space
Shuttle Endeavour. Our goal this year is to study experiments Near Space
using high altitude balloons. We are speaking to you from our Challenger
Learning Center. This Center is designed to provide students with an
exciting simulated space mission that includes a realistic Mission Control
room and an orbiting Space Station. The center is our principal outreach to
middle schools. It is designed to get students interested in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math and encourages them to choose The
Academy at Shawnee as their high school.

Audio from this contact will be available on the:

EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector

Audio on Echolink is generally transmitted around 20 minutes prior to the
contact taking place so that you can hear some of the preparation that
occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station call to the ISS.

Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in
the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the
event.Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every

** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other
maneuver, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **

73, John - AG9D
ARISS Audio Distribution

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