ARISS School Contact 18 October 2022, 17:30 UTC, direct via W8HP

Astroanut Koichi Wakata (JAXA)

An educational radio contact is planned with Davis Aerospace Technical High School, Detroit, MI., direct via W8HP.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS and the scheduled crewmember is Koichi Wakata KI5TMN.

Contact is go for: Tuesday 18 October 2022, 17:30:04 UTC, 42 deg. Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over area inetrested by the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; the conversation will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)


Proposed questions generated by the Davis Aerospace Technical High School students: 

1. How much does the ISS orbit decay over time before a correction is required?

2. What are you learning about lightning as a result of the experiments aboard the ISS?

3. How do you scrub the air of ISS of toxins, odors, germs and other contaminates?

4. What does it feel like when you take off in the Rocket?

5. How long will the ISS batteries last without a charge?

6. How much does a space station weigh (on earth) and how large is the space station?

7. Does the ISS use the sun’s radiation for temperature control?

8. How much weight can the space station hold and how long can you stay in space until the oxygen runs out, or do you make your own oxygen?

9. If the batteries are part of the primary power source what is the emergency back-up power supply? How are they powered?

10. Do the solar cells track the sun or does the ISS track the sun to ensure maximum solar cell efficiency?

11. If there is an unexpected decompression of the ISS how do you repair and pressurize the ISS?

12. Are your transmitting antennas stabilized in order to maintain the best quality contact?

13. The Solar Cells produce DC Power. What type of power does the equipment on the ISS operate on?

14. How do you protect equipment and Astronauts from radiation?

15. How do you like the new Radio compared to the Old radio?

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