ARISS CONTACT WITH LYCEE RENE GOSSE, CLERMONT LíHERAULT, FRANCE †
When the ground station in Clermont líHerault started calling, no answer was received from the ISS. Calling continued till the pass was over, without success.
Then we got information from ESA that
Leopold Eyharts had not been able to operate the
contact because of priority duties. The contact was rescheduled for the next
pass. Since this orbit was not favourable for
A phone line telebridge
was set up between Clermont líHerault and
About 50 students participated to the event, as well as 10 teachers and more than 75 radio amateurs among the audience.
Media were impressed with the readiness of the ARISS organization to face unexpected issues and provide communications successfully.
3 regional and local newspapers covered the event, as well as 3 TV broadcast stations.
Many thanks to Tony Hutchison, VK5ZAI
for helping us out and congratulations to the team in
Pictures of this event will be posted on the archive page of the ARISS-Europe website.
Gaston bertels, ON4WF