ARISS School Contact udibile dall’ Italia – 9 Febbraio 2021, 14:44 UTC

L’astronauta Shannow Walker al lavoro a bordo della ISS (NASA)

Il 9 Feb 2021 alle 14:44 UTC (15:44 ora locale) ci sarà un ARISS School Contact udibile dall’Italia: sarà un multi-point telebridge operato dalla Telebridge belga ON4ISS. L’astronauta Shannon Walker KD5DXB ripsonderà alle domande della scuola Sterling MS, Ashburn, VA. Nella modalità multi-point telebridge, gli studenti dalle proprie case sono in videoconferenza tra di loro e con la stazione radio che gestisce il QSO con la ISS. Una complessa integrazione di radio e internet permette di proseguire l’attività ARISS delle scuole anche in tempo di restrizioni CoVid.
Sintonizzatevi in sola RX sui 145.800 MHz FM!

La radio utilizzata a bordo della ISS sarà il Kenwood D710E nel modulo Zvezda, perchè lo IORS nel Columbus è OFF fino a nuove notizie, su ariss.org potete approfondire. Lo school contact successivo alla EVA non è andato a buon fine e ARISS sta verificando dove sia il problema, per intervenire e risolverlo.

Il collegamento sarà trasmesso in streaming sul canale you tube di ARISS a cui consigliamo di iscriversi e di attivare le notifiche anche per gli eventi futuri.

Di seguito, le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. What kind of training do you have to complete to become an astronaut?

2. How do astronauts stay healthy in space?

3. What made you want to become an astronaut?

4. What is your daily routine like?

5. Do the sun, stars, sunrises and sunsets look different from the ISS compared to Earth?

6. How does your “ship” get you back down to Earth?

7. What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you in space?

8. How do you feel emotionally and physically while in the rocket on your way to the ISS and on your way back?

9. What was your reaction when you found out you were chosen to go to the ISS?

10. When you return to Earth, how long does it take for you to be able to walk again? Do you experience any other side effects of being in zero gravity for extended time?

11. How do you eat and drink in space without spilling and damaging your equipment?

12. What do you like to do for fun in space?

13. Are you able to bring your phones and other personal items with you to the ISS?

14. When you come back to Earth, what will be your first meal?

15. What do astronauts do if you fall sick in space?

16. How does it feel to be inside the ISS all the time? Does the environment (temperature, humidity) inside the iSS fluctuate?

17. If you weren’t an astronaut, what job would you have?

18. How does it feel to experience 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every day?

19. How do you train to be in low gravity places?

20. What do you eat while in space? What is your favorite food?

ARISS School Contact 28 Gennaio 2021 17:46 UTC

Victor Glover (crediti: NASA)

Il 28 Gennaio 2021 ci sarà uno school contact gestito da una delle due stazioni telebridge europee, la belga ON4ISS. Il collegamento sarà udibile dall’Italia.

Sarà Victor Glover KI5BKC a rispondere alle domande dei ragazzi della Newcastle High School, Newcastle, WY.

Appuntamento alle 17:46 UTC sui 145.800 MHz FM in sola ricezione.

Vediamo le domande preparate dai ragazzi:

1. How long did it take you to fully adjust to being on the ISS?

2. What effects have you experienced from zero gravity?

3. What do you folks do for fun? Boardgames? Play catch in space?

4. What is the most interesting thing you have seen on a spacewalk?

5. What happens when you fly into the South Atlantic Anomaly?

6. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from your time in space?

7. What types of organisms do you grow or use in space?

8. I am asking a question for our 2nd grade class. How big is the International Space Station and what is inside? Are there bedrooms, gym, kitchen?

9. Is it weird not being able to experience night and day the same as you would on earth?

10. What research is currently being conducted? Is it biological?

11. Have you ever lost something on a spacewalk?

12. Since Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome can affect mission success, does the research currently being conducted on the retina of mice take priority over other experiments?

13. What is the weirdest solution to a problem that you have tried that actually worked?

14. What is the most dangerous aspect about living and working in space?

15. What is the most exciting thing you have experienced so far?

MAI-SSTV, 28 e 29 Gennaio 2021

Crediti: ARISS

MAI-SSTV experiment Jan 28 and 29 Il 28 e 29 Gennaio 2021, il Moscow Aviation Institute sarà operativo per l’esperiemento MAI-75 SSTV durante orbite della ISS su Mosca.

Il downlink è sulla consueta frequenza 145.800 MHz FM, il modo sarà PD-120.

Lo schedule attuale è:
28 Jan 2021 – attivazione alle 12:10 UTC e fine delle trasmissioni alle 17:15 UTC;

29 Jan 2021 – inizio delle trasissioni alle 13:10 e termine alle 18:05 UTC.

Le immagini ricevute possono essere inserite nella galleria ARISS SSTV Gallery.


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ARISS School Contact 21 Gennaio 2021 ore 18:27:40 UTC (19:27 ora locale)

Foto: Twitter. Trovate la radio!

Martedì 21 Gennaio 2021 alle 18:27:40 UTC (19:27 ora locale) la IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station gestirà il collegamento ARISS che vede coinvolta la Maine Regional School Unit #21, Kennebunk, Maine, USA. Si tratterà di un multi-point telebridge: gli studenti saranno collegati in videoconfereza dalle rispettive abitazioni.

Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS e l’astronauta schedulato è Mike Hopkins KF5LJG.

Il dialogo avverrà in lingua inglese ed il segnale dalla ISS si potrà ricevere dall’Italia Sintonizzandosi sui 145.800 MHz FM in sola RX .

Ecco le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. How do you communicate with your family at home?

2. What do you miss the most from home?

3. How did you feel when you looked back and saw earth for the first time?

4. What are your favorite scientific experiments on the ISS right now?

5. Do magnets behave the same way in space as they do on Earth?

6. What is the most dangerous part of being in space?

7. What does it smell like in the space station?

8. How do you stay in shape on the ISS?

9. What happens if someone gets hurt in space?

10. How long and hard did you train to be an astronaut?

11. What are the side effects of being in space?

12. How do you conquer your fear in space?

13. What does a day in an astronaut’s life look like?

14. Have you seen any super rare and awesome things in space?

15. Do stars look closer when you’re in space?

16. What’s your favorite part of being an astronaut?

17. Does the food you eat taste different than it does on earth?

18. Do you think we are the only intelligent life forms in the universe?

19. What classes in school helped you the most as an astronaut?

20. What surprised you most about being in space or on the ISS?

21. How do astronauts sleep on the ISS?

22. How long have you been on the ISS?

23. Have you done a spacewalk?

24. What is the first thing you want to do when you get home?

25. How would you describe what it feels like during takeoff?

Collegamento ARISS, 4 Dicembre 2020 12:25 UTC telebridge via IK1SLD udibile dall’Europa

Official NASA/Commercial Crew Portrait – Victor Glover. Photo Date: July 31, 2018. Location: Building 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz

Venerdì 4 Dicembre alle 12.25 UTC (13:25 locali) la IKSLD ARISS Telebridge Ground Station gestirà il collegamento ARISS che vede coinvolta la Scuola Secondaria di I grado “Anna Frank” di Pistoia.

Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS e l’astronauta schedulato è Victor Glover KI5BKC (nella foto, crediti NASA). Sarà un multipoint telebridge: alcuni studenti saranno collegati da scuola, altri dalle rispettive case. Per chi ascolta non cambia nulla: sintonizzatevi sui 145.800 MHz FM in sola RX!

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Ecco le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. How do you sleep in space? 2. Is it possible to grow a plant on the ISS? 3. How long does it take to get to the Space Station? 4. When you are on the Space Station, do you ever wish to go back home?5. How fast is the space station going? 6. What is the internal temperature of the ISS? 7. How is the feeling of moving from terrestrial gravity to space gravity? 8. Which are the actions to be performed in case of emergency? 9. What are the strangest sensations you feel when you return to Earth? 10. If you could bring a loved one on the Space Station, who will you bring with you? 11. How do you feel when you take spacewalks? Are you afraid or is it a beautiful feeling? 12. Do you have a medical kit and a physician on board the ISS? 13. What is the training astronauts like? Is it hard? 14. Is the food in space all lyophilized, or is there something in liquid state, apart from drinks? 15. What are the most difficult and which are the most exciting parts of your jobs? 16. How do you see ARISS and the amateur radio on board the ISS? 17. How many hours do you work a day and what are you experiencing and studying now? 18. Has the food a good flavor after you add water on it? 19. Have you had any technical problems? Which types are the most frequent? 20. Which is the oldest module of the ISS?

*** Sarà rischedulato *** ARISS School Contact 9 Ottobre 11:07 UTC

Per venerdì 9 Ottobre ore 11:07 UTC (13:07 ora locale per l’Italia) è previsto un collegamento ARISS con il team Ro-SAt One, Piatra-Neamț, Romania.
Il collegamento avverrà in modalità diretta via YRØISS; il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta al microfono sarà Chris Cassidy KF5KDR.

Potremo ricevere il segnale dalla ISS ed ascoltare le risposte dell’astronauta sui 145,800 MHz FM, e ricordiamo sempre: solo RX! Le scuole aspettano questo momento da mesi ed ogni interferenza è da evitare. Aspettiamo i vostri rapporti di ricezione!

Ecco le domande:

1. How do you know what time it is if a watch is not available?  
2. What scientific experiments are being conducted now on the ISS and which one is your favorite?
3. What are your feelings before take-off and just before landing?
4. From which perspective Earth or the ISS, does the Earth look more beautiful?
5. How often do you see Auroras and are there any differences between Borealis and Australis?
6. Do you gossip former members of the crew or make any pranks to each other in your free time?
7. What advice do you have for children to become astronauts?
8. Do you have a favourite, if any, astronaut specific joke?
9. If you didn’t have the opportunity to become an astronaut, what career do you think you would have?
10. What was the most spectacular or strangest phenomenon or activity seen from onboard?
11. How much time does it take from landing on Earth to get used to not let things float around you like on the ISS?
12. Can you describe to us what feeling do you have when you go outside the ISS?
13. How do you get rid of space junk?
14. Do you have a birthday cake on your birthday?
15. In which ISS module do you spend most of your time?
16. How the digestion process is affected by microgravity?
17. Have you ever cried on the ISS and if so, did the tears stick to your eye like a bubble?
18. What thing would you change at the ISS by referring to your personal experience?
19. Have you done any tests on Astrobee or is it being used right now? 20. Do you have any question nobody ever asked you, but you would like to answer it?


*** collegamento in via di redifinizione *** ARISS School Contact 7 Ottobre 2020 14:15 UTC

*** Collegamento in via di ridefinizione***

Per il 7 Ottobre 2020 ore 14:15 (16:15 ora italiana) è programmato un collegamento ARISS con la McConnell Middle School, Loganville, GA.

Il collegamento avverrà in modalità multi-point telebridge
via ON4ISS. Multi-point telebridge significa che ogni studente sarà in teleconferenza da casa propria e parteciperà al collegamento con la propria linea telefonica: una sfida di grande complessità che integra radio e Voip.

Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta al microfono sarà Chris Cassidy KF5KDR. Potremo ricevere il segnale dalla ISS ed ascoltare le risposte dell’astronauta sui 437.525 MHz FM, e ricordiamo sempre: solo RX! Le scuole aspettano questo momento da mesi ed ogni interferenza è da evitare. Aspettiamo i vostri rapporti di ricezione!

Il colloquio avverà in inglese, vediamo le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. Are there special activities designed for you to help relieve the stress of living and working in space?
2. Describe what surprised you about earth when you got to the ISS.
3. Do you see evidence of the recent West Coast wildfires or other environmental situations?
4. As a middle school student what can we do to prepare ourselves for the job you do today as an astronaut?
5. In the movie The Martian, Mark was trained as a botanist. What is your area of interest and what experiments are you doing in your field? 6. How long is your mission and how do you expect it might impact your body?
7. What was the hardest part of training prior to going to space?
8. How often do you need to do repairs on the outside of the ISS?
9. Describe your medical training that would help if an astronaut becomes ill or seriously injured while on the space station.
10. Standard air pressure on earth is 1 atmosphere. What air pressure do they try to maintain on the ISS?
11. What qualifications do you have that enable you to be assigned to more than one mission or similar?
12. Have you ever tried growing carrots or root vegetables in space?
13. Are there any times where any shipments of food or drinks are running late, or have space flight troubles, and you run out of food or water for the time?
14. How does food taste when you don’t get to smell it?
15. How is the ISS designed in case of a collision with space junk or a meteoroid?
16. What is the procedure if spills, liquid or solid, occur during experiments?
17. How do you maintain clean hygiene while in space? 18. What is your normal schedule on the ISS?

*** cancellato *** ARISS School Contact 29 Settembre 2020 12:35 UTC

*** Cancellato ***

Per il 29 Settembre 2020, ore 12:35:08 UTC (14:35 ora italiana) è schedulato un collegamento ARISS che coinvolge diversi istituti turchi: Turkish State Meteorological Service Mehmet Zakir Ekni High School, Yenimahalle, Turkey Kuyubaşi Şehit Oğuzhan Duyar Secondary School, Keçiören, Turkey Ted Ankara College Foundation High School, Gölbaşı, Turkey Maya Anatolian High School, Gölbaşi.

Il collegamento avverrà in modalità diretta via TC2TSC; il callsign della ISS sarà OR4ISS e l’astronauta al microfono sarà Chris Cassidy KF5KDR.

Dall’Italia e parti dell’Europa potremo ricevere il segnale dalla ISS ed ascoltare le risposte dell’astronauta sui 145,800 MHz FM, ricordiamo sempre: solo RX! Le scuole aspettano questo momento da mesi ed ogni interferenza è da evitare.

In caso di dubbi, controllate qui se la ISS è visibile dal vostro QTH e con quale elevazione. Aspettiamo i vostri rapporti di ricezione!

Il colloquio avverà in inglese, vediamo le domande preparate dagli studenti:

1. What would happen if an astronaut, during her travel to space, carries a contagious disease to the ISS and infects the other astronauts there? Would there be quarantine measures like the ones down here, and, if so, how would they be organized?

2. What are the advantages of doing experiments in space, and could you tell us about a scientific experiment or research you are working on right now?

3. As far as I know the ISS runs on solar power, if so how much power do you use per hour and do you have any plans or projects for alternative sources of power?

4. Our teachers and our family always advise us to recycle our garbage? Now we have a big campaign on governmental offices and schools called Zero Waste. How much waste does the ISS produce and do you recycle them?

5. All time measurements based on the movement of the earth but you are living out of the earth. So, what kind of time do you use and how it is different from our time?

6. What is the life like on the International Space Station?

7. Can the International Space Station be seen from the World?

8. Can you hear sounds in the space?

9. How does living in the space affect your body?

10. Has going to space made any changes to your perspective on life?

11. When we go abroad, there are passport controls and they stamp in our passports. Are there any stamps in your passports which shows your travel from or to the Planet Earth?

12. How do astronauts cope with coming back to earth after a mission completed? What is the max period of time that an astronaut could spend in the space?

13. How does radiation affect astronauts and how is the radiation exposure differs compared to the one on earth?

14. Have you ever seen any weather phenomena from there, especially thunderstorms?

15. Our physical education teacher always advises us to make some exercises like push-ups and abdominal crunches. Which physical exercises can you do in the space station?

16. What kind of food do you consume? Do you have a special diet during and before space flight?

17. According to some research, people are searching for possible solutions in order to live on Mars. According to you, is it possible to live on Mars? If no, how many years more will it take to live in there?

18. Does the sun look same like from the earth and what does an orbital sunrise look like?

19. How long does it take to come back to earth?

20. Are you able to realize rotation of the earth?

ARISS School Contact in Multi-Point Telebridge, 30 Luglio 2020, 16:41 UTC (18:41 locali per l’Italia)

L’astronauta Chris Chassidy (foto: Twitter)

Per giovedì 30 Luglio è previsto un collegamento ARISS con gli studenti dell’ American School of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasile.

Il collegamento avverrà in modalità multi-point telebridge
via ON4ISS. Multi-point telebridge significa che ogni studente sarà in teleconferenza da casa propria e parteciperà al collegamento con la propria linea telefonica: una sfida di grande complessità che integra radio e Voip.

Il callsign per la ISS sarà OR4ISS, l’astronauta al microfono sarà Chris Cassidy KF5KDR. Il contatto è previsto per il 30 Luglio alle 16:41 UTC, che sono le 18:41 locali per l’Italia.

Potremo ricevere il segnale dalla ISS ed ascoltare le risposte dell’astronauta sui 145,800 MHz FM, e ricordiamo sempre: solo RX! Le scuole aspettano questo momento da mesi ed ogni interferenza è da evitare. Aspettiamo i vostri rapporti di ricezione!

Il colloquio avverà in inglese, vediamo le domande preparate dagli studenti brasiliani:

1. Has the Corona virus pandemic affected the safety protocols aboard the ISS in any way?

2. How do you exercise in space so you keep your muscles and bones active?

3. Has your goal always been getting into space since you were a child or did you have different interests when you were a child?

4. Do you support a football team, and if so, how do you follow them from space?

5. What are some of the most memorable moments you’ve had since becoming an astronaut?

6. Since the date we visited the moon in 1969 we have made multiple trips to space in which we had learned a lot about it, what would you consider will be the next step for humans in space exploration?

7. How does sound differ in space from on earth, are there any big differences in what you hear or is it the same?

8. What was the worst accident that happened in the international space station, and how was it dealt with?

9. What is it like to reach escape velocity? Were you scared that your spacecraft would explode during the take off? If so, how did you handle this fear?

10. After being in zero gravity for so long in space what is it like to return to gravity?

11. How long does the training take to become an astronaut on the ISS?

12. Does the absence of gravity make it harder to eat and drink certain foods in space?

13. Are there essentials you or the crew takes to the ISS apart from food and water, such as certain materials to run experiments or personal items?

14. How do satellites and spaceships make their way through all the space debris safely? Is the ISS doing something to minimize space debris?

15. What is your opinion on the human race striving to become a multi-planetary species?