School contact telebridge via IK1SLD

IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station

Mercoledì 19 Giugno 2019 alle ore 08:49:20 UTC (10:49 locali per l’Italia) la ARISS Telebridge Ground Station italiana gestirà il collegamento in tra la King Island District High School, Currie, TAS, Australia e la ISS. L’astronauta schedulato e’ David St-Jacques KG5FYI ed il callsign per la ISS attualmente è previsto che sia OR4ISS.
Il collegamento sarà udibile dall’Europa sintonizzandosi sulla frequenza di downlink della ISS, 145.800 MHz FM. Raccomandiamo sempre: solo RX, non chiamate la ISS per evitare interferenze inopportune, dato che la scuola aspetta questa possibilità da mesi.
Al link www.ariotti.com sarà messo a disposizione lo streaming dell’evento, che si potrà seguire da tutto il mondo e permetterà di seguire anche l’uplink.


Di seguito, le domande preparate dagli studenti:


1. Why did you become an astronaut?
2. What training do you need to be an astronaut to go to space and where did you do your training?
3. What sort of food do you eat and how do you determine your meal times in space?
4. What do you do in your spare time so you don’t get bored while in space?
5. Does it get lonely in space?
6. How do you exercise in space?
7. How old is the International Space Station and do parts wear out in space like they do on earth?
8. What is your job on the ISS and how do you do it?
9. What are space worms and why are they so important in space?
10. How long does it take to orbit the earth?
11. Have you researched the black hole and if so, how big is it?
12. What kind of research do you do?
13. Do you have any advice for any of our students wishing to follow in your career path?

School Contact diretto via GB4RPS

Nick Hague (foto: Twitter)

Il 20 Giugno è schedulato uno school contact diretto via GB4RPS tra la Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, United Kingdom e la ISS. Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta schedulato Nick Hague KG5TMV. QRV 12:48:55 UTC 53 deg; downlink sui 145.800 MHz FM; solo RX. Streaming su
https://live.ariss.org per seguire anche l’uplink.


Ecco le domande preparate dagli studenti:


1. How did the International Space Station get built when it just balances in the air?
2. What are the challenges to growing food in space if astronauts are to stay in space for longer?
3. Does your digestion change because in space there is no gravity so your intestine will float in your body?
4. Of all the experiments that you have done in space, what has given the most surprising result or has been the most exciting?
5. If you spin a ball in the ISS will it keep spinning or will it stop, and if it stops, what stops it?
6. In the future, will it be possible that someone can spend their entire life in space and if so, would their life expectancy change?
7. If you do a handstand in space does your blood go to your head if there is no gravity?
8. Is there anything you could learn about how bacteria and viruses behave in space that could help us defeat infectious bugs around the Earth?
9. NASA have said that they will establish a permanent presence on the moon within the next decade, how will they do this and what is the most exciting benefit for human kind?
10. In all of your time spent on board the ISS, what is the most exciting and extraordinary thing that you have experienced?
11. What new information about space are you hoping to learn?
12. Can you escape from a black hole?
13. We have learnt that astronauts are very busy and work long hours. So when you have free time, what do you do for fun?
14. How do you get rid of rubbish in space?
15. What are you looking forward to the most in nature when you return?
16. Our teachers and parents tell us that having a balanced diet is important. Is your diet closely monitored or do you have freedom to choose what you eat? What is your favourite meal?
17. How do you sleep in space?
18. What kind of dangers might you experience in space?
19. What is the most beautiful thing you can see in space?
20. We have heard that some people don’t believe that the Moon landing took place, what is the best evidence that we have to disprove this theory?

Collegamento 8 Giugno, streaming

Il collegamento dell’ 8 Giugno, 13:05 UTC, in modalità diretta via OK2KWX tra la ISS e il centro giovanile Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Repubblica Ceca, udibile dall’Europa sui 145.800 MHz FM, sarà trasmesso in streaming, permettendo quindi di raggiungere un pubblico molto più ampio e di seguire anche l’uplink, cioè poter sentire anche le domande degli studenti e non solo le risposte dell’astronauta.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HUHUCOCTAILcz/live

Collegamento del 4 Giugno rischedulato

Il collegamento della Moriah School previsto per il 4 Giugno in telebridge con la stazione belga, udibile dall’Europa, è stato rischedulato per il 6 Giugno, in telebridge via VK6MJ, quindi sarà udibile dall’Australia; anche l’astronauta non sarà Nick Hague, ma David St. Jacques. Per ascoltare qualcosa dall’Europa resta al momento confermato il collegamento dell’8 Giugno, direct via OK2KWX alle 13:05 UTC.

4 e 8 Giugno 2019, due School Contacts udibili dall’ Europa

Nick Hague durante il training per la EVA (Crediti: Wikimedia Commons)

In arrivo due occasioni per ascoltare l’astronauta Nick Hague KG5TM che risponde alle domande degli studenti. Si tratta di due eventi rischedulati per imprevisti occorsi prima o durante gli sked.

Il primo evento è previsto per 4 Giugno, 16:22 UTC: collegamento con la Moriah Central School, NY, gestito dalla Telebridge Ground Station europea, la belga ON4ISS

Queste le domande preparate dagli studenti della Moriah School:

1. What is the purpose of the International Space Station and why is it a value to all of humanity?
2. What is the most amazing thing you have seen from the space station?
3. What do you get to do in your free time when you are not working?
4. What types of computer programming languages were used to write the software on board the International Space Station?
5. What is your favorite piece of hardware to use on the space station and what does it do?
6. What types of computers are you using on board, and what operating systems do they run?
7. Do you get to listen to music in space, and if so what do you all like to listen to?
8. What is the most difficult and dangerous thing about living in space?
9. How many people can fit on board the space station safely?
10. What is your favorite science experiment on board?
11. What do you think the importance of future space stations will be?
12. What is the importance of Amateur Radio on the Space Station?
13. What is the status of CIMON (Simon) the Artificially Intelligent robot that was sent to the ISS?
14. How did you become an Astronaut? Does your training for space start right away or do you have to move up in ranking?
15. What is your favorite food in space?
16. Are there any manmade objects on earth you can see from the space station?
17. Do you keep a journal of everything you do on board to remember in the future?
18. What can scientists do on Earth to help you on the Space Station?
19. What is the best part of working with people from different countries every day?
20. What have you learned the most from living and working in Space?

Secondo appuntamento, 8 Giugno, 13:05 UTC, collegamento in modalità diretta via OK2KWX col centro giovanile Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc (House of Children and Youth Olomouc), Olomouc, Repubblica Ceca.

Ecco le domande preparate dai ragazzi:

1. How many solar panels are powering the entire station and do you have any other power sources?
2. What voltage do your instruments using aboard the ISS?
3. What would you tell the people who believe that the Earth is flat?
4. How often do you check the social networks and have you any time to watch Youtube?
5. Did the ASTROBEE’s already arrive and do you use them already?
6. How far from the station can you go and can you move outside untethered?
7. How long does it take to get from Earth to the ISS?
8. What does being in a spacesuit feel like and what is outside temperature?
9. How long do the spacesuit’s energy and oxygen supplies last?
10. Do you feel any changes to your muscular system during your mission, or is it a bit of a shock after your return back to Earth?
11. Do you need to strap in when you sleep and how do you enjoy sleeping in zero gravity?
12. How often do you eat and do you enjoy the taste of the food?
13. Have you experienced any accidents while on the station, for example, a device failure?
14. How do you fight a fire if it breaks out onboard the ISS?
15. How much waste is generated on the ISS and what are you doing with him?
16. Can you play any computer games and how much free time do you have?
17. Ondrej (15): What does it feel like to fly a rocket up into space?
18. How much time do you spend exercising each day?
19. How would you deal with a serious injury, for example, hand fracture?
20. How and how often do you communicate with your family?

Per ricevere il segnale dalla ISS, sintonizzatevi sulla frequenza di downlink 145.800 MHz FM, ricordiamo sempre: solo ricezione! Le scuole aspettano questa opportunità da mesi e ogni interferenza è da evitare.

73!

Evento SSTV dalla ISS

E’ Dave AA4KN, ARISS PR, a comunicare sui canali social ufficali:

A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned for Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-16:00 UTC and June 6 from 11:30-15:30 UTC. We expect transmissions to be at 145.800 MHz in SSTV mode PD120. Based on the times received, we do not expect SSTV signals over N. America as the orbits are only those that overfly Moscow and adjacent areas. Please stay tuned here and at our ARISS Twitter account for any updates. Dave, AA4KN, ARISS PR.

Oltre ai canali social è possibile seguire il blog ufficiale dedicato alle trasmissioni SSTV, per ogni ulteriore aggiornamento

http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/

Due collegamenti nello stesso giorno per David St Jacques

Doppio turno per David St Jacques!
Lunedì 27 Marzo 2019 alle ore 16:31:25 UTC (18:31:25 locali per l’Italia) la ARISS Telebridge Ground Station italiana IK1SLD gestirà il collegamento in modalità telebridge tra le scuole Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) , Cartago and San Carlos, Costa Rica e la ISS. L’astronauta schedulato e’ David St-Jacques KG5FYI ed il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS.
Al link www.ariotti.com sarà possibile seguire lo streaming dell’evento in diretta dalla Ground Sation, che permetterà di seguire anche l’uplink.

Il secondo collegamento è schedulato per le 19:44:22 UTC (21:44 per l’Italia), 81 deg. e l’astronauta risponderà alle domande degli studenti della Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT, Canada. Questo secondo collegamento sarà in telebridge con la stazione belga ON4ISS, il callsign per la ISS sarà ancora OR4ISS.


I collegamenti saranno udibili dall’Europa sintonizzandosi sulla frequenza di downlink della ISS, 145.800 MHz FM. Raccomandiamo sempre: solo RX, non chiamate la ISS per evitare interferenze inopportune, dato che la scuola aspetta questa possibilità da mesi.

Per prepararci alla ricezione, vediamo le domande preparate dagli studenti:

Proposed questions generated by the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC), Cartago and San Carlos, Costa Rica students:

  1. What sentiments and feelings did you have when seeing space for the first time?
  2. A journey to Mars will have to deal with multiple gravity transitions. Are there any projects of experiments that were proposed for this matter by space agencies?
  3. How do you think the astronaut business will change with the advent of self-funded private human spaceflight?
  4. Given your background as a physician, what areas of medicine do you think will be key to innovate and research to successfully undertake long term deep space missions?
  5. What advice would you give to young students interested on being an astronaut or being involved in human spaceflight?
  6. How will the space station influence the future plans for reaching the moon in 2024?
  7. How much time did it take you to learn to fly a jet and what did you enjoy the most about that experience?
  8. What challenging experiences did you have to face in order to become an astronaut?
  9. Given your extremely great time management skills for being able to accomplish your 3 majors, and such other studies. What advice could you give other people about time management skills?
  10. Of the experiments that you are working on right now on the ISS, what is your favorite? And what’s it about?
  11. Will your research on long distance medicine have an impact on medical services provided to remote communities, like Canada’s Inuit people?
  12. Now that you have experienced living in space for several months, what are two things you would recommend space ships have incorporated in their design for long term space voyages?
  13. Will you please come and visit us at TEC when you and your family are on your next trip to Costa Rica?

Proposed questions generated by the Mildred Hall School students:

  1. Why is space travel so important to astronauts and other humans?
  2. I saw a picture you took of the northern lights and we have a lot of them over here in Yellowknife. Are you able to fly through the northern lights?
  3. How do you see the sun from where you are? Is there a sunrise or sunset? Is it different to how we see it on earth?
  4. How long are you there and how long can a person stay in space? Does it affect your body in anyway, causing irreversible consequences?
  5. Do you constantly work up there? Do you do anything for fun? If so,what?
  6. What is your favorite thing about being in space?
  7. What is the most challenging thing about being in space?
  8. Does your hair and nails grow at the same rate in space? Is there anything different about the way they grow?
  9. If there is an emergency on the space station and you have to escape, is there an emergency pod? If not what happens?
  10. What is gravitational time dilation?
  11. How do you keep time in space? Are you in a time zone?
  12. Do you think humans will ever live on another planet?
  13. What were you thinking when you blasted off?
  14. What is the strangest thing you have ever seen or experienced in space?
  15. Is it as silent as movies show? Why?
  16. What do you miss the most while you are there?

ARISS School Contact 23 Aprile 2019, 09:15:38 UTC, diretto via OK2KWX

E’ stato schedulato per il 23 Aprile 2019, 09:15:38 UTC (ora locale per l’Italia 11:15) un ARISS School Contact per gli studenti della scuola “Dům dětí a mládeže Olomouc” situata nella Repubblica Ceca, Olomuc. L’astronauta al microfono sarà Nick Hague KG5TMV, il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS. Il collegamento avverrà in modalità diretta via OK2KWX e quindi il segnale dalla ISS sarà udibile dall’Europa, sulla consueta frequenza di downlink 145.800 MHz FM. Raccomandiamo come sempre: solo ricezione. La conversazione avverrà in inglese.


Ecco le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. How many solar panels are powering the entire station and do you have any other power sources?
2. What voltage do your instruments using aboard the ISS?
3. What would you tell the people who believe that the Earth is flat?
4. How often do you check the social networks and have you any time to watch Youtube?
5. Did the ASTROBEE’s already arrive and do you use them already?
6. How far from the station can you go and can you move outside untethered?
7. How long does it take to get from Earth to the ISS?
8. What does being in a spacesuit feel like and what is outside temperature?
9. How long do the spacesuit’s energy and oxygen supplies last?
10. Do you feel any changes to your muscular system during your mission, or is it a bit of a shock after your return back to Earth?
11. Do you need to strap in when you sleep and how do you enjoy sleeping in zero gravity?
12. How often do you eat and do you enjoy the taste of the food?
13. Have you experienced any accidents while on the station, for example, a device failure?
14. How do you fight a fire if it breaks out onboard the ISS?
15. How much waste is generated on the ISS and what are you doing with him?
16. Can you play any computer games and how much free time do you have?
17. Ondrej (15): What does it feel like to fly a rocket up into space?
18. How much time do you spend exercising each day?
19. How would you deal with a serious injury, for example, hand fracture?
20. How and how often do you communicate with your family?

Luca Parmitano nello spazio il 20 Luglio

Inizialmente la partenza era prevista per il 6 luglio; la nuova data è stata annunciata dalla NASA. La crew è a disposizione per interviste che si potranno usufruire in streaming, informazioni complete qui  https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/next-space-station-crew-available-for-media-interviews

11-14 Aprile, ARISS SSTV con award

Sono in programma nuove trasmissioni SSTV dalla ISS: l’evento avrà luogo  da giovedì 11 Aprile ore 18:00 UTC circa (+2 per l’Italia) a domenica 14 Aprile ore 18:00 UTC circa, per un totale di 72 ore di trasmissioni a ciclo continuo. Le immagini saranno 12.

Per questo evento  è previsto uno speciale diploma grazie ad ARISS Polonia;  per ottenerlo occorre seguire due step:

1) caricare qui le immagini https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/submit.php

2) Compilare il form https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/