DOUBLE COMBINED DIRECT AND TELEBRIDGE CONTACT FOR ESA
ASTRONAUT LUCA PARMITANO, KF5KDP WITH TWO SCHOOLS IN
Mentor Francesco De Paolis IKØWGF proposed to the Radio Contact coordinator a combined direct and telebridge contact, in order to overcome the problem of setup for the ground station in one school. Additionally they proposed both schools to share the event, alternating questions from both sites. Mr. Alessandro Tesconi IK5EHI, coordinating the event, agreed and set up a combined direct and telebridge. The questions were read, alternatively, by “Istituto Comprensivo, Marzocchino Di Seravezza" and "Comprensivo Camaiore 3”. More than 300 students, parents, visitors and media attended to both events.
Contact was established at , local time, with IRØISS. Astronaut Luca Parmitano answered 15 questions and before LOS the radio contact coordinator proposed to astronaut complete the sequence of the questions during the following orbit. Parmitano agreed.
At , local time, contact was established again with Luca Parmitano, who answered the additional 13 questions and before LOS exchanged the greetings with both schools.
Signals from the ISS was loud and clear during the both ISS passes.
Regional Television, local media and newspapers covered the event.
Streaming video on https://www.livestream.com/amsat_italia
The event was announced on ESA Portal - National News:
Congratulations to IQ5VR and IK1SLD Teams!
Francesco De Paolis, IKØWGF