ARISS Status April 16, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Astronaut Don Pettit Radios Ecuadorian School
3. Iruma Contact Successful
4. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact
Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy in Riverside, California has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Thursday, April 19 at 17:03 UTC via telebridge station IK1SLD in Italy. The ARISS contact will complement a comprehensive education plan which will pique students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). For more information about the event, see: http://www.iss-flabob.com

2. Astronaut Don Pettit Radios Ecuadorian School
On Friday, April 13, an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held between students from Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador and on-orbit astronaut Don Pettit, KD5MDT via station IK1SLD in Italy. Cotopaxi, an intern