[sarex] 2012-07-02 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Jul 2 07:13:52 PDT 2012

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

July 2, 2012



1.            Upcoming School Contact


Cirqiniq Summer Camp in Kuujjuaq, Quebec (Nunavik), Canada has been
scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
contact on Wednesday, July 4 at 14:23 UTC via station K6DUE in Greenbelt,
Maryland. This is the third annual circus camp being offered to youth, ages
13 to 17, in Nunavik. Approximately 80 youth will gather to learn skills in
circus and other art activities in Kuujjuaq. It will be led by a group of
instructors and junior instructors who have been trained in social circus.
The camp will end with a parade and community show. This year’s theme is
“Planets and the Universe.”


2.            Virginia Contact to be Rescheduled


The ARISS contact that was scheduled with the Virginia Air and Space Center
in Hampton, Virginia on Tuesday, June 26 was not successful due to ground
station issues. ARISS will try to reschedule this event for the week of July


3.            ARISS Contact Featured at STEM Conference


On Thursday, June 28, an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
(ARISS) contact was held between Expedition 30/31 crewmember André Kuipers
and students attending the STEM Solutions Youth Summit which was part of the
U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas. Telebridge
station K6DUE in Maryland provided the radio hookup. The contact, a
highlight of the event, provided youth the opportunity to ask Kuipers about
life and work in space. Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for
Education, and Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator, attended the conference.


4.            AMSAT News Service on ARISS 


AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) posted 2 ARISS-related articles
in its News Service bulletin (ANS-183) on July 1. The first covers the ARISS
contact held with Scouts Canada on June 23. The second item is about the
crew change taking place on the ISS titled, “Soyuz to Fly 3 Hams Up, 3 Hams
Staying, 3 Hams Coming Home.”  For more information, see:





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