ARISS Contact is Scheduled with Students at Colegio Educación del Talento (Talent Education College), Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina
September 22, 2023—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and students at the Colegio Educación del Talento in Yerba Buena, Argentina. ARISS conducts 60-80 of these special amateur radio contacts each year between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses aboard the ISS.
Talent Education College provides a backbone music instrumental curriculum based on the Suzuki philosophy. The school is a registered center of Trinity College London and offers intensive English and international certificates as well as other disciplines with extracurricular activities (Orchestra, Science Club, Singing Workshop). Members of the Radio Club Tucuman (LU5KHF) are supporting the school for this ARISS contact.
This will be a direct contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask their questions of Astronaut Andreas Mogensen, amateur radio call sign KG5GCZ. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz and may be heard by listeners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses the relay ground station.
The amateur radio ground station for this contact is in Yerba Buena, Argentina. Amateur radio operators using call sign LU5KHF, will operate the ground station to establish and maintain the ISS connection.
The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for September 25, 2023 at 12:04:47 pm ART(Argentina) (15:04:47 UTC, 11:04 am EDT, 10:04 am CDT, 9:04 am MDT, 8:04 am PDT).
As time allows, students will ask these questions:
1. How did you feel by the time you got to space?
2. How did you prepare to go to space and how long did it take?
3. How does it feel to see space from a spacecraft?
4. Is it true that time passes differently in space?
5. What is the most dangerous thing you have experienced in space?
6. What is your favorite movie about space and is it similar to reality?
7. What happens if a crew member becomes ill or injured in the spaceship?
8. What is the biggest technical challenge in spacewalking and how do you prepare for it?
9. What do you study to become an astronaut and how long does it take?
10. Why did you decide to become an astronaut and have you always wanted to be one?
11. How old were you when you first travelled to space?
12. How long does it take to fully leave the Earth?
13. How do you sleep in space?
14. How is the training for emergencies carried out?
15. What are the main safety precautions that must be carried out?