ARISS News Release No. 21-44
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSContact is Scheduled for Students at
Notre Dame Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School,Kyoto, Japan
August1, 2021—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has receivedschedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is thegroup that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students aroundthe globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS).
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Notre DameJogakuin Junior and Senior High School, and Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, amateurradio call sign KG5FYG. Students will take turns asking theirquestions. Englishis the language that will be used for this contact. Onsite access will be provided to the studentbody at the time of the contact, and will be following Covid-19 guidelines. 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 8N3ND callsign, will operate the ham radio ground station for this contact.
The ARISS radio contact isscheduled for August 3, 2021 at 8:10 pm JST (Kyoto, Japan), (11:10 UTC, 7:10am EDT, 6:10 am CDT, 5:10 am MDT and 4:10 am PDT).
Notre Dame Jogakuin Junior and SeniorHigh School was established for women in 1952. The school’s programs leading upto this contact have incorporated studies of amateur radio, the ISS, living inspace, space exploration, and earth sciences. Other student activities involvedexperiments in electronics related to space, space food, and learning about theJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency. To publicize the ARISS contact to other youth,students provided illustrations for an information booth during the Tachibanaschool festival.
The public is invited to watch the live stream at: https://youtu.be/4uL-kHi1Bsw
Astime allows, students will ask these questions (Translation):
1. When did you decide to become anastronaut?
2. Was your mission impacted byCOVID-19 restrictions? What measures were taken to stay safe and healthy?
3. How many pieces of luggage can youusually bring from the earth? Also, what did you bring this time?
4. How do you move from a spacecraft orrocket to the ISS?
5. What is the best thing about beingin space?
6. What was the most dangerous thingyou experienced?
7. What do you do if you get ill?
8. What do you want to do after youcome back to earth?
9. How did you learn English?
10. How do you maintain levels ofoxygen and carbon dioxide in the ISS?
11. What made you want to become anastronaut?
12. What did you think when you firstexperienced weightlessness?
13. At what altitude are you flying?
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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