ARSPEX

Wednesday July 10, ARISS contact scheduled with children’s hospital in Vatican City

An International Space Station educational contact is scheduled with participants of Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, State of Vatican City. The event is to begin at approximately 12:36 UTC, which is 14:36 CEST. This will be a direct contact operated by HV2VO. The event will be webcast on http://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia Downlink signals will be audible in Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen on 145.800MHz FM.

Presentation: Created in 1869 through a generous initiative of the Salviati family, and donated to the Holy See in 1924, the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital is now a comprehensive children’s polyclinic. In 1985, it has been formally recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS (Research Hospital), and it is now one of the three Paediatric IRCCS in Italy, and the only one for Central and Southern Regions. The Hospital is a reference point in Italy and abroad and it is connected to the most important paediatric centres in Europe and the United States.

The conversation with the astronaut will be conducted in Italian. Participants will ask as many of following questions as time allows:

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Saturday July 6, ARISS contact scheduled with school in Frascati, Italy

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants of Association Intercultura Onlus, Frascati, Italy. The event is to begin at approximately 17:02 UTC, which is 19:02 CEST. This will be a telebridge contact operated by W6SRJ, located in Califormnia. The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010. The event will be webcast on http://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia

School presentation: 

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Successful ARISS contact with Technical School Zagreb

The June 26 ARISS contact with Ruder Boscovic school in Zagreb was a success. Students asked 23 questions and astronaut Luca Parmitano answered them. Conversation lasted 9 minutes and 50 seconds.

Equipment included a Kenwood TS-2000 TCVR with preamplifier, linear amplifier with output power of 400W and 2x7el Yagi type DK7ZB antennas verticaly polarized. Tracking and Doppler software was Orbitron.

Attendance about 70, including :

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Saturday June 29, ARISS contact scheduled with schools in Italy

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants of Scuola Secondaria 1 grado Arturo Toscanini, Capiago Intimiano, Italy and Scuola Media Massimiliano Kolbe, Vercurago, Lecco, Italy. The event is to begin at approximately 11:50 UTC, which is 13:50 CEST. This will be a direct contact operated by IZ2WLC, assisted by IK1SLD. Interested parties are invited to listen to the downlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM. The downlink signals will be audible over Europe.

The event will be webcast on http://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia

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Wednesday June 26, ARISS contact scheduled with school in Zagreb, Croatia.

An International Space Station school contact is scheduled with participants at Ruder Boskovic Technical School, Zagreb, Croatia. The event is to begin at approximately 17:31 UTC, which is 19:31 CEST. This will be a direct contact operated by 9A1A. Interested parties are invited to listen to the downlink signals on 145.800 MHz FM. The downlink signals will be audible over Europe.

The event will be webstreamed on: http://mod.carnet.hr/index.php?q=watch&id=2631

School presentation: Ruder Boskovic Technical School in Zagreb is a secondary school with more than a sixty year tradition. Since it was founded in 1948, it has been one of the highest rated schools in northwestern part of Croatia, on the present county of Grad Zagreb. It was named in honour to famous Croatian 18th century mathematician, astronomer, physicist, philosopher and theologian Ruder Boskovic who was born in Dubrovnik. 

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