Upcoming ARISS Contacts
as of October 29, 2014
- Students at SK Putrajaya Presint 9, Putrajaya, Malaysia are scheduled for a direct contact via 9M2RPN Sat 2014-11-01 11:14:19 UTC 46 deg.
Our first ARISS contact was made in 2007 when, Malaysia's first Astronaut Shiekh Muzapher went on board ISS. Since then it has become a yearly affair and would be our 8th year of making direct contact with ISS. Since schools do not have ground stations they make use of the Satellite Ground Station at the National Planetarium under the call sign of 9M2RPN. The ARISS program does produce a tremendous interest and is really a seeding operation for tomorrow's space scientists and future astronauts.
- Students at Gulf English School, Kuwait City, Kuwait and at Language High School “Geo Milev”, Dobrich, Bulgaria, are scheduled for a telebridge contact via K6DUE Tue 2014-11-04 12:56:56 UTC 83 deg.
Gulf English School
The Gulf English School (GES) in Salmiya, Kuwait has approximately 2100 pupils throughout both the Primary and Secondary sections of the school. Students start school at the age of 5 years in the Primary section of the school and progress to the Secondary section when they reach the age of 11 years. Students typically graduate from the Secondary section of the school at age 16/17 and proceed to higher education. GES follows the England/Wales curriculum as part of its educational structure and students achieve IGCSEs and Advanced Levels in a wide variety of subjects prior to leaving the school. Students who successfully graduate from GES often proceed to higher education at universities around the Middle East, in Canada, USA, UK as well as other parts of the globe. STEM topics are very popular at the school and GES places a suitable emphasis on achievement in these key areas.
Kuwait has been involved in ARISS links before – through the National Science Centre. However, this will be the FIRST school which has striven to make contact with the International Space Station.
Language High School “Geo Milev”
Geo Milev Language High School is a language school in the town of Dbrich – North East of Bulgaria. The school was established in 1971 as a specialized school for studying German. Later two other languages were added to the curriculum– English and French.
We have about 900 students, ages 13 to 19. Our students are interested not only in studying languages but also in many different subjects. A lot of them have won national and international competitions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. A great number of our students continue their studies in different European and other countries. Over the years our school has proved to be the best school in town and enrolls the best and most talented young people in town.
- From 2014-11-10 to 2014-12-07, there will be no US Operational Segment (USOS) hams on board ISS. Scheduled contacts during this period will be conducted by the ARISS Russia team.