Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report May 31, 2010
1. Upcoming School Contacts
Istituto Comprensivo Camaiore - Scuola Secondaria 1° Grado "M. Rosi," Camaiore, Italy has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Saturday, June 5 at 10:21 UTC. Students participating in the contact have learned about space science, principles of radio communications and the benefits of space exploration and have prepared to use English in a real life situation.
ISIS Andrea Ponti, located in Gallarate, Varese, Italy, has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Monday, June 7 at 09:40 UTC. The contact is the final event of several cross-curricular activities involving different school subjects including Science, History, Geography, Math, Information Technology and English. Students have learned about the solar system and its origins, the Space Conquest and its wide range of applications in everyday life (television broadcast by satellite, Internet, meteorological conditions) and scientific research.
2. ARISS Contact Highlights WIA Centenary Event
On Saturday, May 29, students from Trinity Christian School in Canberra, Australia attended a special dinner to celebrate the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) centenary through participation in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. Telebridge station ON4ISS in Belgium provided the connection. On-orbit astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, KF5DBF sent greetings to the WIA and congratulated the group on its anniversary. She then went on to answer the ten questions prepared by the students. The WIA has posted an article on the event to its Web site. See: http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2010/20100531-1/index.php
3. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline
On May 28, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1711 included a story titled, "Radio Honors: Wireless Institute of Australia Turns 100 in Year Long Celebration." The article talks about the WIA's anniversary and its ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact with Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, planned for May 29. To view the article, see: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt