[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Ulvila Upper Secondary School, Finland

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Aug 29 04:45:55 UTC 2015

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ulvila Upper Secondary School, Finland on 01 Sept. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:44 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and OH1F. The contact should be audible Finland and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The Ulvila Upper Secondary School is located in western Finland.  


In the Ulvila Upper Secondary School there are approximately 320 students. The age bracket of students is 16 to 19 years on average. The variety of educational opportunities offered at Ulvila Upper Secondary School can provide a basis for the academic and personal growth. The main academic objective is to give the students means for taking part in studies at universities and polytechnics. We provide a large selection courses consisting of compulsary courses, specialization courses and applied courses. For example, in our school one can study also the basics of Astronomy and Space Physics in optional courses. The ARISS -project is in good progress and we are very excited about it.




1.  What time zone do you use there?

2.  What do you do in your free time at the station?

3.  If we found life beyond the Earth in the future, would it be right to 

    disturb its evolution?

4.  What is the best experience you've had while being astronaut?

5.  Is there something that you did not expect to be hard for you, but it is? 

6.  For how long are you staying in the International Space Station?

7.  What kind of food do you eat at ISS?

8.  Which is the most interesting project you have been working with on ISS?

9.  What is your favorite sight you can see from the space station?

10.  Which is the most interesting item you have ever printed with the "Made 

     in space" 3D-printer?

11.  What did you study after high school?

12.  What has surprised you positively?

13.  What kind of physical condition is required of astronauts?

14.  Can you see any manmade structures from the ISS?

15.  What do you miss the most from Earth/home?

16.  What is something you would want to have with you in the space station 

     but you can´t have?

17.  Does ISS espresso taste different than normal coffee? Or does micro 

     gravity change the sense of taste?

18.  What do you want to say to the young of the present day?

19.  Do you have normal showers at ISS or do you have some alternative way to 

     take care of your personal hygiene?

20.  Does your personal world view change when you see the Earth from space 

     as planet?







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Next planned event(s):


      1.  Kazakhstan, direct via TBD

          The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be RSØISS

          The scheduled astronaut is Aidyn Aimbetov 

          Contact  is a go for 2015-09-08 07:10  UTC



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ 


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN




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