[sarex] ARISS Contact - Sunday 3 FEB

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 06:02:42 PST 2013

Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the

*Ilan Ramon Foundation, Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot,
Israel*on Sunday February 3rd.

AOS is approximately 09:01 UTC - Echolink & Web transmission will begin
about 20 minutes prior to AOS

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE in Greenbelt,
Maryland, USA.  The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

 Students of Leyada-The Hebrew University Secondary School in Israel will
participate in this ARISS contact. This event is a complement to the
variety of events held annually in memory of Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first
astronaut. Among the students participating in the event are the winners of
the Space Olympics hosted by the Ilan Ramon Foundation. For the competition
the students have been working for the past 3 months on plans for the
construction of a space platform designated for satellite repair (as the
main goal) and a guest house in space (as a secondary goal). Approximately
200 students will be in attendance of the event.

Fenruary 1st marks the 10 year anniversary of the loss of Shuttle Columbia
of which Ilan was a crewmember.

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

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

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector Streaming Audio at:

Audio on Echolink & web stream 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 third

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


John - AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution

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