This direct contact via EG2SMA is prsently scheduled for astronaut Joe Acaba KE5DAR on Tuesday 12 December at 13:01:28 UTC.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP with the School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), Castelldefels, Spain.
The event is scheduled on Monday 4 December 2017 at approximately 15:10 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between OR4ISS and EG3UPC.
The contact should be audible in parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) is a higher education school of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTECH that offers Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and several Doctoral programs in the fields of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering. The School is renowned for its strong commitment with educational innovation and quality. This commitment is strengthened through a wide research activity strongly related with the industry, aiming at transferring the results to our Society.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. Why isn’t the ISS farther away from Earth?
2. Is there a protocol that must be followed in case of finding extra-terrestrial life?
3. How do you measure your weight in the space?
4. Did you watch “The Martian” movie starred by Matt Damon? If it’s so, do you think the story might be true in Mars in the distant future?
5. How long does it take to put on the spacesuit?
6. How much energy do you produce with the solar panels and how do you use that energy?
7. How and how often do you receive supplies from the Earth?
8. Do you think that in the near future ordinary citizens will be able to travel to space?
9. Do you think nowadays, women have the same possibilities as men in the space explorer?
10. Is there anyone playing any music nowadays? Or just Chis Hadfield used to do that?
11. What time zone do you use in the ISS?
12. How did you feel the first time you slept on the ISS?
13. How do you feel about the image of astronauts shown on TV or cinema compared to your real life?
14. Which was your reaction when you were selected?
15. Can you explain any funny situation that happened there?
16. What are the skills that you need to be there?
17. After your time in the space, do you have another perspective of the life?
18. Is your hair growing as much as it does on Earth?
19. Do you have to sleep fewer hours if you are in space? Why?
20. Could you tell us if you would have accepted to do a space trip with the technology that had been used on the first moon landing?
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Summa-Aldapeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
The event is scheduled on Saturday 16 December 2017 at approximately 11:09 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between OR4ISS and EG2SMA.
The contact should be audible in parts of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz downlink.
Summa Aldapeta is a Catholic co-educational school owned by three religious orders, The Society of Mary – (Marianist brothers and priests), The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist sisters) and the Order of the Company of Mary our Lady and operated by agreement with the educational authorities. Through a unique collaboration, it has served the city for more than a hundred years.
The school is located in three close premises in the city centre of San Sebastian- Donostia, north of Spain. These three buildings give us the possibility of adapting to the needs of today’s students and allow us to have a much closer relationship with students and their families.
Nowadays there are around 2,000 students from the age of 1 up to the age of 18 at Summa Aldapeta, with a dedicated staff, truly dedicated to the spirit of educating the whole student, engaged in innovation and new methodologies.
We offer our students, families and society an integral and quality education. Our goal in education is to develop every student as a person, educating them to interact and communicate with others, stimulating their abilities, educating them in healthy lifestyles and equality. We share these goals with our families and society.
The city has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2016 (shared with Wroclaw, Poland).
Communication in its different ways plays a key role in Cultural exchange among nations. Amateur radio operators have been, since their very beginnings 100 years ago, a perfect example of the idea of culture “solidarity”. They have played an active role in many humanitarian interventions in natural disasters, medicine searches or missing people. These are values we want to share in Summa Aldapeta.
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. What did you have to study to be an astronaut?
2. Por qué motivo decidiste ir al espacio?
3. If you had to go to the space forever, would you do it?
4. Resulta difícil convivir con personas de otros países y culturas en la Estación Espacial?
5. What do you do when you feel sick or get injured in the ISS?
6. Qué hacéis cuando tenéis problemas técnicos en la nave?
7. What kind of experiments do you conduct up there?
9. How often do you contact with your families?
10. Piensas que algún día viviremos en otro planeta?
11. How do you treat the rubbish you produce in the ISS?
12. Cómo recibís las noticias de lo que está ocurriendo en la Tierra?
13. What is the most exciting sensation while you are in the vacuum of space?
14. Habéis vivido alguna vez una situación peligrosa en la soledad del espacio?
15. Is the ISS a comfortable place?
16. Qué es lo que más echarás en falta de la Estación Espacial cuando regreses a la Tierra?
17. How do you have a shower or clean your clothes in the ISS?
18. Cuál es el olor que predomina en la Estación Espacial?
19. When you need surgery, does any of your co-workers do it?
20. Cuál es la misión más complicada a la que os habéis enfrentado en el espacio?
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide special support.
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.
The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.ariss-eu.org and https://www.amsat-on.be/hamtv-summary/.
Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
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ARISS ct. w/ School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC), Castelldefels, Spain on 04 Dec. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:10 UTC. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and EG3UPC. Stay tuned for new updates soon!