DOUBLE CONTACT FOR ESA ASTRONAUT
LUCA PARMITANO, KF5KDP WITH TWO EVENTS IN
Saturday, 26 October, 2013 at 11:55
UTC, 13:55 local time and at 13:33 UTC, 15:33 local time, Convitto
Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II” di Roma, Rome, Italy
and "Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII",
Bari, Italy established a
ARISS contacts with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano
KF5KDP, onboard the International Space Station. This was a direct contact
performed by Amateur radio ground station IK0USO, located at "Convitto Nazionale di Roma, and telebridge for
"Ospedale Pediatrico Giovanni XXIII",
The Convitto Nazionale
is a State co-educational boarding and day school, with both residential and
semi-residential facilities, located in
"Giovanni XXIII" of
Mentor Francesco De Paolis IK0WGF proposed to the radio coordinators Mr. Marcelo Teruel IK0USO and Mr. Michele Mallardi IZ7EVR the sharing of events and this was accepted. About 200 students, parents, visitors and media attended the events in both contact sites.
Contact was established at , local time, with IRÃ˜ISS. Astronaut Luca Parmitano answered 20 questions by students from Convitto Nazionale di Roma and before LOS the radio contact coordinator Mr. Marcelo Teruel IKÃ˜USO proposed to astronaut complete the sequence of the questions during the following orbit. Parmitano agreed. Signals from the ISS was loud and clear during the ISS pass.
At , local time, contact was established per telebridge via IK1SLD with Luca Parmitano, who answered the additional 15 questions, exchanged the greetings and close the contact. Signals from the ISS was loud and clear during the ISS pass.
Regional Television, local media and newspapers covered the event.
Streaming video on:
The event was announced on ESA Portal - National News:http://www.esa.int/ita/ESA_in_your_country/Italy/Doppio_collegamento_per_Luca_Parmitano
Congratulations to IK0USO, IZ7EVR and IK1SLD Teams!
Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF