ARISS News Release No. 21-59
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSContact is Scheduled for
Students at Colegio Pumahue Temuco, Temuco, Chile
November27, 2021—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received scheduleconfirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the organizationthat puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around theglobe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS).
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students in Temuco, Chile and AstronautRaja Chari (KI5LIU). Students will take turns asking theirquestions. LocalCovid-19 protocols are adhered to as applicable for each ARISS contact. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ and may be heardby listeners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses the radio relayground station.
Amateur radio operators using the CE6TC call signwill operate the ham radio ground station for this contact.
The ARISS radio contact isscheduled for November 29, 2021 at 10:53 am Temuco time zone CLST (13:53 UTC, 8:53 am EST, 7:53 am CST, 6:53 am MST and 5:53am PST).
ColegioPumahue is a private school with 1,200students, ages 4 to 17. The school is part of the international group ofCognita Schools and a certified Cambridge International School. The teachingstaff have integrated various aspects of space science and ISS topics into curriculafor all levels and grades. Students in primary and secondary levels are alsolearning about radio communication and its practical applications as well as antennabuilding as a science course activity. Members of the Radio Club Temuco (CE6TC)will be providing support during the ARISS contact.
Astime allows, students will ask these questions:
1. What are you doing in the currentmission?
2. How do you dispose of trash andother debris?
3. How does the planet Earth look fromspace?
4. How do you get dressed in the space?
5. How difficult is to stay away fromyour family?
6. How does it feel when you return tothe Earth after being in space?
7. What happens to your bones, muscles,and joints in space if there is no gravity?
8. How does oxygen access work inspace?
9. How do you manage to keep food fromspoiling?
10. What do you miss the most aboutbeing on Earth?
11. How difficult is it to train to bean astronaut?
12. How can you communicate with yourfriends and family on Earth?
13. How do you think a student fromChile could become an astronaut?
14. How is it possible that spacedebris do not crash with the station?
15. What physical activity do you do tostay healthy?
16. How is the feeling of watchingeverything beyond the clouds?
ARISS – Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Amateur Radio Operations onthe ISS
Amateur Radio on the InternationalSpace Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur SatelliteCorporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS NationalLab-Space Station Explorers, and NASA’s Space communications and Navigationprogram. The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science,technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics topics. ARISS does this byorganizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard theISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators,parents, and communities take part in hands-on learning activities tied tospace, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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