Please join us in listening to an International Space Station school contact with participants at The Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, USA on 2 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:14 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK4SLD. The contact should be audible over Europe and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
The Mariners’ Museum is a non-profit museum with a mission to “educate, engage, and inspire people around the globe to embrace the rich and diverse maritime world.” We do this through exhibitions and programming including lectures, in-house and outreach school classes, and educational programs presented via Interactive videoconferencing. We are thrilled to connect with the International Space Station as this connection continues the story of exploration, carrying it from the sea to the stars. Our goal is for students across the country to see that the exploration of mankind is ongoing, and can be part of their story as well.
Audio from this contact will be available on the:
EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers
IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector
On the web 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 maneuver, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **
73, John - AG9D
ARISS Audio Distribution