ARISS News Release No.22-31
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSContact is Scheduled with Students at
Mindshub Associazione Promozione Sociale (APS)with Istituto Comprensivo Avio, Ala, Trento, Italy
May26, 2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has receivedschedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between astronauts aboard theInternational Space Station (ISS) and students at the Istituto Comprensivo AVIO,located in Ala, Trento, Italy. ARISSconducts 60-80 of these special amateur radio contacts each year betweenstudents around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses aboard theISS.
The Mindshub APS [social promotionassociation] was founded in 2016 with the aim of creating a "2.0laboratory" where boys and girls could experiment in the fields ofelectronics, robotics, information technology and 3D printing. MindshubAPS (Mindshub) involves about 40 secondary, high school and university studentsaged 11 to 24 years. For this ARISS contact,Mindshub has partnered with Istituto ComprensivoAVIO (337 students ages 6 to 13 years) to provide this opportunity for studentsto communicate with the ISS. During this project, this collaboration withMindshub has provided student workshops and STEAM-related activities. Mindshubhas a team of volunteers that help with these student activities which haveincluded astronomical observing, and model rocket building (based on their studyof the Vega rocket). The students involved in this ARISS contact are part ofthe school Parliament and participate in the Problem Solving Olympics, wherethey experiment with computational thinking.
This will be a telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio and students will take turnsasking their questions of Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, amateur radio callsign IZØUDF. Local Covid-19 protocols are adhered to as applicable for eachARISS contact. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ and maybe heard by listeners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompassesthe telebridge station.
The ARISS amateur radio ground station(telebridge station) for this contact is in Paardekraal, South Africa. Theamateur radio volunteer team at the ground station will use the callsignZS6JON, to establish and maintain the ISS connection.
TheARISS radio contact is scheduled for May 28, 2022 at 11:03:47 am CEST (Trento,Italy) (09:03:47 UTC, 5:03 am EDT, 4:03 am CDT,3:03 am MDT, 2:03 am PDT).
Livestreaming will be available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCovvk_auow3UUxEuRDVk1GAand https://www.facebook.com/mindshub.it
Astime allows, students will ask these questions:
1.Come vi connettete ad Internet? Avete orari specifici per poterlo fare?
2.Crew Dragon e le tute di Spacex sono molto diverse dalle precedenti spedizioni,offrono piu' comfort durante il viaggio?
3.Come fate ad esercitare il diritto di voto?
4.L’assenza di peso influisce sul fabbisogno energetico? Come differiscel’alimentazione nello spazio?
5.Usate energia nucleare o fate esperimenti con questo tipo di alimentazione?
6.Esiste una misura di quanto lo spazio sia sfruttato dall’uomo? E con qualirisorse?
7.C’e' qualche speranza di vederti sulla Luna con il programma Artemis dopo laISS?
8.Hai qualche esperimento da proporci, magari che stai facendo, e che possiamoriprodurre nella nostra scuola?
9.Dalla Terra alla ISS la Dragon e’ totalmente automatica o esistono manovremanuali? Se si, sei addestrata ad eseguirle?
10.C’e' un limite di tempo per operare in attivita' extraveicolare, dal momentoche si è piu' esposti alle radiazioni?
11.Sulla ISS fai sogni diversi che sulla Terra? Sogni di muoveri in microgravita’o a gravita’ terrestre?
12.Avete filtri speciali alle finestre per osservare il Sole? E di notte quanto èluminosa la Terra?
13.Le mappe terrestri, essendo planari, non rappresentano correttamente leproporzioni delle terre emerse. Questa differenza e' visibile ad occhio nudo?
14.Avete provato a far crescere delle piantine nello spazio? Come crescono leradici?
15.Il vento solare ha effetti sul DNA umano? Se si, come vi difendete?
16.Nell'esperimento EVOO, fra gli olii utilizzati negli esperimenti, e' presenteanche l’olio del Garda?
17.Quale potrebbe essere il futuro desiderabile per la ISS?
18.Sono cambiati i tuoi obiettivi personali tra la prima e la seconda missione?
19.Sulla ISS ti e' mai capitato di usare la stampante 3D per sostituire qualchecomponente?
20.Ogni quanto viene corretta l’ orbita della ISS? Ha motori propri o usa quellidelle Dragon e Soyuz?
21.In una giornata, quanto tempo e’ dedicato a esperimenti, manutenzione e tempolibero? Avete giorni di ferie?
1.Do you have Internet access on the ISS? Do you have specific times to use it?
2.Crew Dragon and SpaceX's suits are very different from previous expeditions, dothey offer more comfort?
3.How do you exercise your right to vote?
4.Does weightlessness affect energy needs? How does the feeding differ in space?
5.Do you use nuclear energy or do you experiment with this type of power supply?
6.Is there an estimation how much the space is exploited by humans? And withwhich resources?
7.Is there any chance to see you on the Moon with the Artemis program after theISS?
8.Is there any experiments to propose, maybe that you're performing, that we canreproduce in our school?
9.From the Earth to the ISS is the Dragon totally automatic or are there manualmaneuvers? If so, are you trained to do them?
10.Is there a time limit to operate in extravehicular activities, since you aremore exposed to radiation?
11.Do you have different dreams on the ISS than on Earth? Do you dream of movingin microgravity or in terrestrial gravity?
12.Do you have special filters on the windows to observe the Sun? And how brightis the Earth at night?
13.The terrestrial maps, being 2D, do not correctly represent the proportions ofthe emerged lands. Is this difference visible from the ISS?
14.Have you tried growing plants in space? How do roots grow?
15.Does the solar wind affect human DNA? If so, how do you protect yourself?
16.In the EVOO experiment, is oil from Garda also present among the oils used inthe experiments?
17.What could be the desirable future for the ISS?
18.Did your personal goals changed between the first and second missions?
19.On the ISS, have you ever used the 3D printer to replace some component?
20.How often is the orbit of the ISS corrected? Does it have its own engines ordoes it use those of the Dragon and Soyuz?
21.In a day, how much time is dedicated to experiments, maintenance and free time?Do you have days off?
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, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) andNASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts viaamateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before andduring these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities takepart in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, andamateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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