[sarex] 2012-05-29 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Tue May 29 06:40:18 PDT 2012

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report

May 29, 2012




1.            Upcoming School Contact


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been
scheduled for St. Mary's Catholic Primary School in Hay, NSW, Australia on
Friday, June 1 at 10:44 UTC via Australian telebridge station VK6MJ.
Students are learning about space and are involved in creative writing
projects using the "My Life as an Astronaut" theme. Older students are
working on informational reports focused on life in space and the occupation
of astronauts.  


2.            Northland Preparatory Academy Calls ISS


On Thursday, May 24, students from Northland Preparatory Academy in
Flagstaff, Arizona participated in an Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station (ARISS) contact with Joe Acaba, KE5DAR on the ISS.
Approximately 550 students, staff and administrators, as well as Dr. Jeffrey
Hall, director of the Lowell Observatory, and the mayor were in attendance.
The contact complemented a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
curriculum. Video of the event, including Dr. Hall's presentation, has been
posted on-line. See: http://spacescienceteaching.blogspot.com/


The Arizona Daily Sun ran an article on the event which may be found here:


3.            Burbank Debrief Scheduled


Astronaut Dan Burbank, KC5ZSX will participate in a debrief session with
ARISS members on May 30. Burbank participated in many ARISS contacts during
his Expedition 29/30 mission which ended on April 27.


4.            AMSAT News Service on ARISS 


The AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service bulletin
(ANS-148) posted on May 27 has an article titled, "ARISS Call For
Volunteers." It talks about the Dayton presentations given by Mark Hammond,
N8MH on ARISS mentor and ARISS ground station opportunities and provides the
ARRL Web site link (http://www.arrl.org/ariss-volunteers) which details
those opportunities.  See: http://amsat.org/pipermail/ans/2012/000622.html


5.            Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS


The May 25 Amateur Radio Newsline report #1815 included an article about
some Penn State Behrend students who "developed a super capacitor based
energy storage

device designed to replace the silver-zinc battery on ARISSat type
satellites."  To view, "Ham Radio in Space:  Student Project May Fly in
Space," go to: 







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