July 19, 2016 1100 UTC
Interpreter: Mark Leybovich
Not able to participate:
Francesco De Paolis
Roll Call—Rosalie White, K1STO
The roll call was done by Rosalie White.
Participants were asked to always interrupt the meeting if they cannot hear a speaker.
Welcome—Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
Frank Bauer welcomed everyone to the meeting.
1. Call for Acceptance of Minutes—Frank Bauer, KA3HDO [Decisional]
Summary: Frank Bauer asked that a delegate move that the minutes of the June ARISS-International Monthly Meeting, which were sent to delegates on June 29, 2016, be accepted. Rosalie White moved to accept, and Frank Bauer seconded. No further comments were forthcoming so the minutes were accepted.
2. Call for Acceptance of Report on the ARISS-International Educational Outreach & School Selection Committee—Stefan Wagener, VE4SW [Decisional]
Summary: Last year the ARISS International Delegates requested that ARISS committees provide status reports at regular dates for our monthly ARISS international teleconference. The first of the scheduled reports for the July 2016 international meeting is the ARISS-International Educational Outreach & School Selection Committee. Stefan Wagener’s report, seen below, was circulated to ARISS Delegates on July 7, 2016.
ARISS-International Educational Outreach & School Selection Committee is in the process of identifying members for the committee. Responses have been received from Japan, Canada, Europe and the USA. Stefan is waiting for a response from Russia.
Discussion: Stefan is waiting for word about who would represent Russia on this committee. Sergey Samburov named Tatyana Kolmykova, who is currently in charge of educational programs that are used in some Russian schools.
Frank Bauer asked that a delegate move that the report of the ARISS-International Educational Outreach & School Selection Committee be accepted. Rosalie White moved to accept, and Dave Taylor seconded. No further comments were forthcoming and the minutes were accepted.
3. 2017 ARISS Face-to-face Meeting – Italy Being Considered—Emanuele D’Andria, I0ELE [Informational]
Summary: Emanuele D’Andria stated that AMSAT Italia is very interested in having the 2017 ARISS Face-to-face meeting in Italy. More information will be shared as things progress.
Discussion: Emanuele D’Andria reported that he and his team scheduled a meeting with ESA for July 20, 2016. Meeting topics will be the Paolo Nespoli ISS mission, HamTV, and potential assistance to the ARISS team members in Italy for supporting the ARISS Face-to-face meeting in 2017. More information will be shared as it is learned.
Frank Bauer stated that the team looks forward to receiving further information on the 2017 meeting potentially being held in Italy; the team has talked about Italy as a meeting option for many years.
Rosalie White thanked Emanuele D’Andria and his team for working on this.
ARISS-International Face-to-face Meeting in Houston
Frank Bauer discussed having a new structure for the ARISS-International Face-to-face meeting in Houston on November 15-18, 2016. There may be several plenary sessions with all delegates attending to discuss common items and to discuss and vote on major topics. We would also like to suggest focusing on three major topics: 1) hardware development--current and future, 2) improving our education impact and educational outcomes, and 3) sustainability and fund raising. Some topic sessions may run simultaneously, but not more than two sessions at a time. The team was asked to think about this, and decide who from each ARISS Region would support each of the three topic sessions, with some people probably supporting more than one group.
Gaston Bertels asked if representatives of each group will be meeting with other groups, and if there will be teleconference capability at the meetings.
Frank Bauer explained that after the groups meet separately, all meeting attendees will congregate together in plenary sessions to hear a report from each group on important results from the preliminary discussions. This will give Delegates time to provide input and vote, if necessary.
The ARISS-US Team will be doing research on teleconference capability.
Frank Bauer requested ideas on making the meeting run efficiently. He would also like to know the names of the people from each of the ARISS Regions who will support each of the three groups.
Updates will be discussed at the August ARISS International meeting.
ISS Research and Development Conference
The US team returned very recently from the very important ISS Research and Development Conference in San Diego, California. CASIS, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, one of the two major ARISS benefactors, and paying half of the cost of the ARISS Operations contract, asked the ARISS Team to attend the conference to showcase the ARISS program at an exhibit booth and to support an ARISS school contact. Students from seven San Diego area schools had been studying space and amateur radio, and took part in a very successful ARISS contact. Showcasing the ARISS program in these ways is very important for the future of ARISS from a sustainability and fundraising perspective.
The next meeting will be August 16, 2016.
July 31, 2016