ARISS CONTACT FOR ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO IN
This Comprehensive Institute features three different levels:
kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. Secondary School was founded
in the 60s. About 600 students are attending the school, totaling 26 classes.
Calolziocorte is a small town of about 15.000 citizens not far from
ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF proposed to the radio contact coordinator a telebridge contact as backup of a Turkish event already planned for this week. ARISS Turkish school contact was unable to be scheduled due to the Soyuz undocking requirements on Thursday 26 and Friday 27. Mr. Giampietro Ferrario IZ2GOJ, radio contact coordinator, decided in favor of “last-minute” telebridbe contact. Thanks Giampietro.
space talk took place at Istituto Comprensivo di Calolziocorte,
At , contact with OR4ISS was established by station LU8YY. Using the Kenwood radio in the Service Module, Donald R. Pettit answered 18 questions from the students, exchanged final greetings and closed the contact. During the pass, the signal from the ISS was loud and clear.
Live streaming video was available on:
ARISS contact was announced by web story on ESA Portal - National News:
Congratulations to ARISS Team Lombardia and ARI Erba Team!
Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF