[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2012-09-19 08:00 UTC

AJ9N at aol.com AJ9N at aol.com
Wed Sep 19 01:15:48 PDT 2012

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2012-09-19 08:00 UTC
Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:
Zespół Szkół Technicznych w Kole, Koło, Poland, direct via  SP3PGZ
Contact was successful: Wed 2012-09-19 07:15:18 UTC 51 deg (***)
Sunset Hills Elementary, San Diego, CA, direct via KI6LZN
Contact is a  go for: Thu 2012-09-20 17:24:15 UTC 30 deg
Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette, GA, direct via W4LMS
Contact is a go  for: Fri 2012-09-21 15:03:49 UTC 47 deg
Waxter Young Women’s Academy, Laurel, MD, telebridge via LU8YY  (***)
Contact is a go for: Mon 2012-09-24 17:44:51 UTC 39 deg (***)
Sacred Heart School of Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, telebridge  
via LU8YY
Contact is a go for: Wed 2012-09-26 16:07:37 UTC 52 deg

The webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of  date 
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are  additional 
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you do  your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before the  listed 
All dates and times listed follow International Standard ISO  8061 date and 
time format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 755. (***)
Each  school counts as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts  is 738. (***)
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time  slot.
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 44.
A complete year by year breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  file.
Please feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.
US  Hams, don’t forget that there is a new process for US school proposals. 
  For US schools to have an ARISS contact, they must fill out a proposal, 
submit  it to NASA, and see if they are approved or not.  Once a school is 
approved  and put on the list, an ARISS mentor will be assigned to assist the  
NASA will have two open windows a year for schools to submit a  proposal.  
The window for contacts during the second half of 2012 has  already closed.  
Look for the window for first half 2013 contacts later  this year.  You 
must go through NASA to get the proposal material.   Contact Teaching From 
Space, a NASA Education office, at _JSC-TFS-ARISS at mail.nasa.gov_ (mailto
:JSC-TFS-ARISS at mail.nasa.gov)  or by  calling them at (281) 244-2320.
The following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:  
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South  
Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas 
 Islands, and the Virgin  Islands.
QSL information may be found at:   
The complete schedule page has been updated as of 2012-09-19 08:00 UTC.  
Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.  
The successful school list has been updated as of 2012-09-19 08:00 UTC.  
Frequency chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing  
Doppler correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00 UTC
Listing of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC:
Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS contacts
ARISS School Contacts
Successful ARISS contacts
Additional  Zoho links may be found at 
_http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf_ (http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf)   
There have been rumors in the past indicating that the ISS was having  
direct contacts on the 40 meter band.  There is no HF radio equipment  on 
and available yet.  The HF antenna is mounted.  Sometimes  WA3NAN will 
retransmit shuttle audio.
Exp.  31/32 has returned to earth. (***)
Congratulations on a job well done!  (***)
Gennady Padalka RN3DT
Joe Acaba KE5DAR
Sergey Revin
Exp. 32/33 on orbit
Yuri Malenchenko RK3DUP
Sunita Williams  KD5PLB
Akihiko Hoshide KE5DNI
Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team  mentors

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