Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report August 30, 2010
1. Successful Contact with South Hobart Primary School
On Friday, August 27, South Hobart Primary School in South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia experienced a successful Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact via telebridge station K6DUE in Greenbelt, Maryland. On-orbit astronaut Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC answered 7 out of 10 prepared questions before the ISS went over the horizon. ARISS member Dave Taylor stepped in to provide answers to the last few questions. The ARISS contact was incorporated into the school science curriculum through lessons covering the solar system, space exploration and the history of astronomy.
2. New ARISS-U.S. Delegate
AMSAT President Barry Baines has appointed Dave Taylor, W8AAS as the AMSAT U.S. delegate to the ARISS-International team. The press release has been posted to the AMSAT Web site: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/index.php
3. ARISS on Facebook
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station now has a Facebook page. See: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amateur-Radio-on-the-International-Space-Stati...
4. Crew Sends Birthday Wishes to ARISS Member
On August 25, onboard ISS crewmembers Doug Wheelock, Mikhail Kornienko, Alexander Skvortsov and Fyodor Yurchikhin sang "Happy Birthday" to ARISS member Fabiano Moser, CT7ABD during a general ARISS contact. A recording of the contact may be found here: http://www.issfanclub.com/node/28329
5. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISSat-1
On August 27, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1724 included a status on ARISSat-1. "Ham Radio in Space: Two ARISSats to Head to Russia in September" may be found at: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt