ARISS School Contact 9 July 2024, 15:06 UTC, direct via ZS6JON

An educational radio contact is planned with Youth On the Air 2024, Mount Saint Vincent University, NS, Canada, Telebridge via ZS6JON.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz and the scheduled crewmember is Matthew Dominick KCØTOR, the ARISS mentor is VE3TBD.

Contact is go for: Tuesday 9 July 2024, 15:06:38 UTC, 65 deg. Downlink signals from ISS  will be audible over parts of Australia interested by the ISS footprint on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in English.  RX only! (Credit: AMSAT.)

Proposed questions generated by the Youth On the Air 2024 students:

1. Can you describe the view of Earth from your perspective?

2. What new technologies are being tested on the ISS that could be crucial for future space missions or have applications on Earth

3. How different is it operate a radio in space then on earth?

4. What college degrees do you recommend for becoming an astronaut?

5. Are solar events like the northern lights visible and how do you study them from up there?

6. Will you keep doing amateur radio activity after your mission?

7. What’s your favorite tool onboard the ISS?

8. How does space affect propagation?

9. How much does your space suit weigh?

10. How has your mindset and view of the world changed since going to space?

11. How often do you do amateur radio on the ISS?

12. If you were to take one thing special to you to the ISS, what would it be?

13. Have you talked to many countries from the ISS using amateur radio?

14. What are you doing on the ISS to prepare for putting people on the moon?

15. What studies have been done of the Earth’s surface from up there?

16. Do you think ham radio in space has a chance to expand to the moon?

17. If you could add a new module to the ISS, what would it contain?

18. Do you feel that being a ham operator has helped you while being on the ISS?

19. What experiment have you carried out aboard the ISS that you’ve liked the most?

20. What do you do when you get a runny nose in space?

21. What is the best part of being on the ISS?

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