- Category: ARSPEX
- Published: Saturday, 29 January 2011 12:22
- Written by ON4WF
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An ARISS School Contact is planned for Collège Joseph Chassigneux, Vinay, France, Tuesday February 1 at 07:02 UTC, which is 08:02 CEWT. The School ”Joseph Chassigneux” is located in Vinay, south-east of France, between Grenoble and Valence, in the valley of the river «Isere», nearby the area of Vercors.The small school is surrounded by walnut trees. The pupils come mostly from the small neighbouring villages, so they essentially live in rural environment.
There are 500 pupils and 36 teachers. The pupils aged from 11 to 15 attend traditional lessons of a French school. They take part in many cultural and sport activities at school and also outside the school.
The students participating in the ARISS project worked on two subjects: space and the radio. They organised Science Days at school, they built satellite models, water rockets, electronic devices and published a newspaper explaining the project. Moreover, they participated twice in a regional hamradio exhibition in order to present their project to the visitors.
The ARISS contact will be the final step of the project on Space and Radio. The planned ARISS contact will be conducted in English. Interested parties can listen in on 145.800 MHz FM. Downlink signals will be audible over Europe.