Archive - Jul 29, 2009
Back in 2003 ARISS did a special Event "The Roy Neal Commemorative Certificate",could ARISS do the same for Walter Cronkite ? Thanks KB1GVR.
Thursday, 23 July 2009 at 19:35 UTC, i.e. 21:34 local time, "Ugo Guidi" School, Forte dei Marmi, Italy, established a direct contact with ESA astronaut Frank De Winne ON1DWN on board the International Space Station.
The Amateur Radio school station operated the contact with callsign IQ5VR.
The questions were read by the students. The contact site was located in the school.
Frank De Winne answered 20 questions. The signal from the ISS was loud and clear all the time.
Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF
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Bob Bruninga reported the following on AMSAT-BB:
"The two ANDE satellites (Castor and Pollux) will be deployed from the Space Shuttle now that it has separated from the ISS. Both satellites will be transmitting on 145.825 MHz. Castor will transmit telemetry every 30 seconds. Pollux every 33 seconds. Both are transmitting 1200 baud AX.25 packet Telemetry."
Guess folks will have to pay close attention when reporting ISS packet as it could be one of these satellites instead.
Kenneth - N5VHO
A new ISS Progress 34 (P34) cargo craft docked to the aft port of the Zvezda service module Wednesday at 7:12 a.m. EDT carrying 2 Â½ tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station crew.
â€º View docking video at http://anon.nasa-global.edgesuite.net/wm.nasa-global/expedition20/p34_do...
The day before at 1:26 p.m. space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the station completing 11 days of cargo transfers and the construction of Japan's Kibo laboratory.
â€º Read the latest STS-127 news at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/index.html
The P34 originally launched July 24 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan beginning a five-day chase to the station while the STS-127 and Expedition 20 crews conducted joint operations.