Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
August 27, 2012
1. Upcoming School Contacts
Megina Gymnasium Mayen in Mayen, Germany has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Friday, August 31 at 11:23 UTC. The radio contact will be integrated into math and physics lessons. Extracurricular activities involving astronomy and radio technology are planned.
National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, Maryland will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Saturday, September 1 at 15:09 UTC. The museum has an active amateur radio program that trains and facilitates the licensing of students as amateur radio operators. It focuses on electronics, electrical engineering and space communications. Lessons will include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
The Iruma Junior Ham Club in Iruma, Japan will participate in an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact on Sunday, September 2 at 08:32 UTC. The club members recently received their amateur radio licenses and are learning about satellite orbits and space. They look forward to speaking with Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide on the ISS.
2. Students Make Connection with Akihiko Hoshide on ISS
Students from Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University in Wakayama, Japan spoke with on-orbit Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI via an ARISS contact on Sunday, August 26. The contact highlighted science lessons about space, satellites and radio waves.
3. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
The monthly ARISS International Team meeting was held on Tuesday, August 21. The team discussed whether ARISS supporters should be recognized on the ARISS website and a status was given on the HamTV project and on the new Ericsson VHF radio which is scheduled to launch later this year. Minutes have been posted:
4. Astronaut Training Status
Gregory Wiseman, KF5LKT is scheduled for a basic operations training session in September. Wiseman is slated to fly with the Expedition 40 crew in May 2014.