[sarex] ARISS Contact Saturday
johnag9d at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 22:56:45 UTC 2015
Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants for *Moon
Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX on* Saturday July 18th.
Acquisition of Signal (AOS) is anticipated at 16:55 UTC
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between RS0ISS/OR4ISS and W6SRJ in Santa Rosa,
California. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The
contact is expected to be conducted in English.
Moon Day, the largest annual celebration of space exploration in the state
of Texas, is presented jointly by the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas
and the National Space Society of North Texas. This STEM-focused event
features three dozen exhibitors with widely varied displays and activities
ranging from Van de Graaff generators to portable planetariums. The first
200 younger visitors receive “Lunar Sample Bags” of space-related
magazines, posters, brochures, and other items of lasting interest.
Moon Day is held every year on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of
the first human footsteps on our Moon, and for 2015 the event is scheduled
for July 18. While honoring previous accomplishments, Moon Day focuses on
current and future activities in space exploration. This year’s event,
with an anticipated audience of 2,000 visitors, will highlight the
International Space Station.
Programs and classes for all ages include model rocket building and
launching for younger visitors as well as serious academic presentations
for mature audiences. Many of the activities correlate to requirements for
Boy Scout and Girl Scout badges. This year’s programs include
presentations from ISS visitor Anousheh Ansari (the first private female
space traveler), Dr. James Carter (the creator of simulated Moon soil for
NASA), and author and former NASA mission controller Marianne Dyson.
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
ARISS Audio Distrubution
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