ISS SuitSat SSTV delayed
- Hi all,
Slightly off topic, but related.
The ISS crew has been active on ham radio, several times over the
past few weeks.
Both pre arranged school contacts and random 2-way conversations via
Read the attached and follow related links for information on how to
listen to ISS directly.
The SuitSat imagining project was delayed until Q1 2006.
Info on how to listen / talk to ISS
The second scheduled International Space Station's Expedition 12 ARISS
school contact this week will be with students at Ralph McCall School,
Airdrie Alberta, Canada on 02 December 2005. The event is scheduled
at approximately 17:59 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and VE6JBJ. It
audible to anyone in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan,
northwest United States and southern portions of Alaska listening in
145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the
conversation in English.
Ralph McCall is a new school on the west side of Airdrie, Alberta, 15
minutes North of the city of Calgary. They have 700 students from
K-8 and 63 staff. The school is named after a local teacher who
Airdrie community for 32 years as an educator, an elected official, an
author and historian. We are proud to be the only school in our
who uses the modified or year-round calendar, our classes start in
Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How has amateur radio helped you on board the International Space
2. What do you read on the space station?
3. How hard is it to change your clothes in space?
4. Do you celebrate holidays in space?
5. How much air do you need per day and where does it come from?
6. What is the most interesting thing you have learned so far in your
7. What or who inspired you to become an astronaut?
8. When you look down at Earth, what does it look like and what do
9. Does the lack of gravity in space affect your bones?
10. Can you see the Northern Lights from the ISS?
11. When you are in space, is it hard to talk to your family down on
12. Is it hard to exercise in space?
13. What is your favorite thing about your job?
14. What is it like to be in space for a long time and then to walk
15. What do you do in your free time?
16. What happens if someone becomes sick on board the ISS?
17. How long did you have to train to become an astronaut?
18. What is it like in space?
19. How do you get out of space?
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off
the beginning of the contact. It will be returned to service as
possible after that event. Information about the next scheduled ARISS
contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):