Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the
Farnsworth Aerospace Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on Monday 7 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1614 UTC.
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and N9XH in St. Paul. The contact should be audible over theMidwest United States. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
Farnsworth Aerospace is a PK-8 public school located in St. Paul, Minnesota; the home of NASA astronauts Digger Carey and Heidi Stefanyshyn-Piper. Farnsworth has over 1250 students, involved families, and outstanding community, education and business partners. Aerospace is integrated not only in the STEM subjects, but also art, music, history, writing – all areas of the curriculum. In 2004, Farnsworth was named a NASA Explorer School.
We are very excited and honored to be part of the ARISS program. Our ARRIS student team includes 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This team will lead our entire school and community effort to make our ARRIS link up an “out of this world” event!
Plans for the team include meeting with our outstanding local HAM operator team, writing event press releases, working with technology department for broadcasting and taping the event to share during a Family Night. The team will also research and create teacher and student materials for PK-3 and 4-6 grade classrooms. They will become the team asking questions to the astronaut and speaking to any media. THIS IS A DIRECT CONTACT - THERE WILL NOT BE A MODERATOR PRIOR TO CONTACT AS ON TELEBRIDGE
Audio from this contact will be fed into the:
IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector by the N9XH Ground Station
If conditions are favoarble we will relay audio to EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers Streaming Audio at: https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/
Audio on Echolink & web stream is generally transmitted around 20 minutes prior to the contact taking place so that you can hear some of the preparation that occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station call to the ISS.
Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the event.Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every third question.
** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **
John - AG9D
ARISS Audio Distribution