ARISS School Contact 4 Dec 2020 12:25 UTC , telebridge via IK1SLD

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IK1SLD ARISS Telebridge antennas during last late afternoon test


An educational radio contact is planned with  Scuola Secondaria di I grado “Anna Frank”, Pistoia, Italy, telebridge via IK1SLD Ground Station located in Casale Monferrato (AL), Italy.

Due to the CoVid situation, the status of italian schools is very fluid so it could be a telebridge or a multipoint telebridge if students are homeschooled. More info to come when avaliable.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Victor Glover KI5BKC. Contact is go for Friday 04 Dec 2020, 12:25:22 UTC 50 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. The conversation will be in English. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

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Proposed questions generated by the Scuola Secondaria di I grado “Anna Frank” students:

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?

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