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ARISS contact planned for Frank de Winne with Technopolis, Mechelen

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at Technopolis, Mechelen, Belgium. The event is scheduled on Saterday 11 July 2009 at approximately 12:35 UTC, which is 14:35  CEST.

The contact will be a telebridge between onboard station NA1SS and LU8YY, located in Argentina. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in Dutch. Downlink signals will be audible over Southern South America on 145.800 MHz FM.

ARISS VOIP coordinator Graham Lawton G7EVY will distribute the radiocontact over *AMSAT* and *JK1ZRW* Conference nodes.

Frank de Winne's ARISS contact with Antwerp Highschool successful

An Expedition 20 ARISS school contact was planned with participants at Karel de Grote Highschool in Antwerp, Belgium. The event went on Saturday 27 June 2009 at 09:33 UTC, which is 11:33 CEST. The contact was a telebridge between onboard station NA1SS and W6SRJ, located in Santa Rosa, California. Tim Bosma, W6MU operated the ground station.

Downlink signals were excellent. Frank De Winne answered all 20 questions and time was left to exchange greetings and wishes. An mp3 audio recording of the radio contact will be appended to this News Bulletin, archived at www.ariss-eu.org/archive.htm

ARISS Contact with Berlaymont School, Waterloo was a success

An International Space Station school contact was planned with participants at Centre scolaire de Berlaymont in Waterloo, Belgium on 22 June at 12:15 UTC, which is 14.15 CEST (Central  European  Summer Time).

The contact was a success. ARISS telebridge groundstation W6SRJ, operated by Tim W6MU and Bill KH6GJV, did an excellent job. Audio quality was excellent. Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne answered 25 questions and exchanged greetings with the students and the audience.The event was reported in the TV evening news. 

An mp3 audio recording of the space talk will be appended to this Bulletin, archived at www.ariss-eu.org/archive.htm

ARISS contact planned with Berlaymont School, Waterloo, Belgium


An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Centre scolaire de Berlaymont in Waterloo, Belgium on 22 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:15 UTC, which is 14.15 CEST (Central  European  Summer Time).

The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.800 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in French with Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, ON1DWN.  The audio will be distributed real time over EchoLink Conference rooms AMSAT and JK1ZRW.

The Berlaymont School Center is located in a rural area of Waterloo, Belgium. The school is truly international in that their primary grades consist of 500 pupils of 21 different nationalities, taught by 32 teachers. In addition,  their secondary school has a student population of 1000.

Frank de Winne talks with Terbank School, Belgium

On Friday June 12th 2009 at 11.38 UTC, i.e. 13.38 local time, the Vrije Basisschool Terbank, Heverlee, Belgium enjoyed a Space Talk with Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, ON1DWN.

The radio link was established by ON4ISS telebridge ground station, operated by Philippe Van houte, ON5PV.  Signals were loud and clear. Frank De Winne answered all 22 questions prepared by the students. The audience was about 400 schoolchildren, parents, authorities and media. Four TV stations and two radio broadcast stations with national and regional audience covered the event.

In the main evening news, a detailed reportage on telebridge ground station ON4ISS was broadcast by the national TV service. An mp3 recording will be appended to this Bulletin, archived at www.ariss-eu.org/archive.htm