contatto 16 Dicembre 2017 – rescheduled 12

ARISS contact planned for school in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

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.

School Information:

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?

About ARISS:

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 and


Gaston Bertels – ON4WF
ARISS Europe

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