[sarex] ARISS Contact - Wednesday

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 18:32:32 PDT 2013

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

*ESA Space Camp 2013, Radstadt, Austria* on Wednesday 24 July. AOS is
anticipated at 11:44 UTC

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK5ZAI in South Australia.
The contact should be audible over Australia and the Pacific. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is
expected to be conducted in English.

The European Space Agency (ESA )space Camp 2013 will be held in Austria at
‘JugendhotelBachlehen’, 70 km away from Mozart’s city of Salzburg, from
Sunday 14 July to Sunday 28 July 2013.

165 children aged 8 to 17 years old will be participating in this annual
space camp from every ESA establishment in Europe where their parents are
working. The children will learn in the spirit of international cooperation
and team work to be young space explorers.

The theme of this year’s camp is Space Exploration and during the 2 week of
the camp the children will be participating in a range of physical and
cultural activities which will include space education.

The space education programme will encourage the children problem solve how
to get to Mars.

Designing a landing system for a rover.The exploration challenges they face
will be based on carrying out practical ideas to solve these challenges.
How do we get the rover to Mars – design and construct your rockets and
test them with different payloads. Navigation and communication exercises
will enable the payload to land in the right place.

On Landing what kinds of aliens will they find? By looking at the
biodiversity in extreme environments on Earth they can think about and
design a possible Martian life form – how does this compare to those they
found on Earth?

Food is going to be important on a long space flight – what kinds of foods
will be important and what will they taste like. How will they preserve

The ARISS contact will give the children a chance to talk to a crew member
on the ISS and enhance their space experience.

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377)

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector

 Streaming Audio at: https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/

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

ARSS Audio Distribution

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