16giugno2020 (MULTIPOINT TELEBRIDGE)
ARISS Multi-point Telebridge Contact with school in Spain
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at I.E.S. Pedro de Valdivia, Villanueva de la Serena, Spain. The students will be talking with the ISS from their homes over phone lines. The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio ground station ON4ISS, located in Belgium. The contact is scheduled on Tuesday June 16, 2020 at approximately 12:25 UTC, which is 14:25 CEST. Downlink signals will be audible over Western Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. This ARISS-Europe News Bulletin is sent to 2832 subscibers.
School Information: The Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria “Pedro de Valdivia” understands that the formation of its students must have an integral character: it puts special emphasis on language teaching, which gives them access to other documents, cultures and realities to which they can open their minds; and at the same time it gives special importance to science and technology, which will give them tools to integrate into a rapidly evolving and changing world. All this is based on the need to pay attention to the diversity of abilities and interests of these young people who are the ones who give meaning to our work.
In the last four years we have been developing the IESPV-Space project for communication with the International Space Station (ISS) and other satellites, with students whose interests go beyond what is included in the curriculum. With them, we have studied and observed the pass of the ISS, participated in NASA’s EarthKam program of photography from the ISS, built communication equipment with which we have contacted the ISS in different ways (reception of ARISS contacts, SSTV images, APRS data) and now thanks to the ARISS program we will contact an astronaut on board the ISS.
Students First Names & Questions: 1. Paula: Due to Covid-19 we have to stay at home. Do you have any advice for us? 2. Jesús: Do you think that the Astrobee robot is the beginning of a new generation of robots that would work in the ISS? 3. Iván: Does weightlessness affect your thinking? 4. Antonio: How do you keep fit if you are at zero gravity? 5. David: What do you do to entertain yourselves in the ISS? 6. Paola: After living in space, have you gained a new perspective on life and our everyday problems? 7. Carlos: Did you feel sick while you were in the rocket?
8. José Manuel: What inspired you the most to become an astronaut? 9. Elisa: What is the basis for your diet? 10. Carlos: What would happen if you cried in space? How would tears react? 11. Luis: Is your space suit comfortable?
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 (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation(AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org.