ARISS contact planned for students in France
International Space Station Amateur Radio (ARISS) has received a schedule confirmation for ARISS radio contact with astronauts.
ARISS is the group that sets up special amateur radio contacts between students around the world and licensed crew members on the International Space Station (ISS).
This will be a telephone contact by amateur radio between astronaut Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG on board the International Space Station and students from Lycée Pierre Paul Riquet, St Orens De Gameville, France and the CSUT University Space Center in Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
Amateur radio station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy, will be the amateur ground radio station for this contact.
The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz and can be heard by listeners in Europe who are within the ISS footprint.
The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:40:14 UTC, or 14:40:14 CEST.
Eventually the event will be webcast from the IK1SLD ground station at https://www.ariotti.com/
Toulouse is a world center for aeronautics with the assembly line of Airbus, the European capital of the space industry and the French leader in on-board electronic systems. Called “Pink City” for its characteristic architecture based on terracotta bricks, Toulouse combines a strong living spirit with a brilliant past.
The “Space High School” also called “Pierre-Paul Riquet High School” aims to promote the space sector among high school students and to help set up specific space training courses to meet the needs of companies in this field.
The Toulouse University Space Center (CSUT) was created in 2016 and aims to develop collaborative projects of miniaturized space systems. The CSUT brings together eight academic and research partners representing 48,000 higher education students and 3,000 researchers. The SAFARISS joint project will establish a strong link between high school and university.
Student names and questions:
1. Linie (16): If you go back to childhood, what would you have liked to see as a staging of space in pop culture?
2. Hector (16): Do you see the profession of astronaut as more difficult for women, insofar as women are much less present than their male counterparts in the conquest of space?
3. Erin (16): How do you feel about the constraints in communicating with your loved ones?
4. Alexandre (16): What are you pushing to go into space despite the problems that this could cause on your health?
5. Noémie (16): If there is a natural disaster and it disrupts the ISS’s communications with Earth, how do you cope?
6. Antonio (16): We have heard that before sleeping you see blue flashes stimulated by space radiation, is that true?
7. Mano (19): The TETRISS educational experience of the students of the IUT of Toulouse should make it possible to visualize waves in 3D. Have you ever had an experience like this?
8. Heista (18): A deaf student participated in the development of the TETRIS experiment. What message would you like to pass on to hearing-impaired people who are passionate about Space?
9. Julie (16): We would like to know if, as in the film Sergio and Sergei, you have ever mistakenly picked up ham radio signals coming from Earth in the ISS?
10. Thomas (16): To prepare for your mission, did you have to put your family life on hold, is it complicated to maintain it?
11. Juliette (16): Did you hesitate and did it scare you to go into space?
12. Mathis (16): How do you cope being so far from Earth?
13. Léonine (16): During your various missions in space, have you found an evolution of deforestation on Earth?
14. Camille (16): What are the qualities that enabled you to be recruited by ESA and to become an astronaut?
15. Grégoire (24): If one day you have the opportunity to go to the moon, what would be your first thought when you first step on the lunar soil?
16. Anthony (20 years old): During this mission, are you worried about being the captain of the ISS?
17. Maxime (21): Beyond being an astronaut, do you still have dreams?
18. Erika (16 years old): Do you feel the effects of the solar wind in space?
19. Robin (16 years old): Do you hear sounds like on Earth?
20. Noémie (16): Did you have a role model that motivated you to become an astronaut?
1. Linie (16): If you were to go back to your childhood, what kinds of depictions of space would you like to see in pop culture?
2. Hector (16): Do you consider the job of an astronaut to be more difficult for women, knowing that there are fewer women than men in the space industry?
3. Erin (16 years old): What do you think of the constraints of communicating with those close to you?
4. Alexandre (16 years old): What drives you to go into space despite the health problems that this can cause?
5. Noémie (16 years old): If there is a natural disaster that disrupts communications between the ISS and Earth, what will happen to you?
6. Antonio (16 years old): We heard that before sleeping you see blue lightning bolts from space radiation, is that true?
7. Mano (19): The TETRISS educational experience of students from the Toulouse University Institute of Technology should make it possible to visualize the waves in 3D. Have you ever conducted an experiment like this?
8. Heista (18 years old): A deaf student participated in the development of the TETRIS experience. What message would you like to convey to hearing-impaired people who are passionate about Space?
9. Julie (16 years old): We would like to know if, like in the movie Sergio and Sergei, you have ever mistakenly received amateur radio signals from Earth in the ISS?
10. Thomas (16 years old): When preparing for your mission, did you have to put your family life on hold, and is it complicated to maintain it?
11. Juliette (16 years old): Did you hesitate and were you afraid to go into space?
12. Mathis (16): How do you cope being so far from Earth?
13. Léonine (16 years old): During your space missions, have you noticed an evolution of deforestation on Earth?
14. Camille (16 years old): What are the qualities required to be an astronaut and be hired by ESA?
15. Grégoire (24): If one day you have the opportunity to go to the Moon, what will be your first thought for your first step on the lunar soil?
16. Anthony (20 years old): For this mission, are you afraid of being the captain of the ISS?
17. Maxime (21 years old): Beyond being an astronaut, do you still have dreams?
18. Erika (16 years old): Are you feeling the effects of the solar flare in space?
19. Robin (16 years old): Can you hear the same sounds as on Earth?
20. Noémie (16 years old): Do you have a model who inspired you for this job?
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Amateur radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative enterprise of international amateur radio companies and space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, the sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Gaston Bertels ON4WF