ARISS SCHOOL CONTACTS BY MARCOS PONTES††
Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes (PY0AEB) has performed an excellent ARISS
School Contact with Escola American do
During the 9 minutes long exchange, Marcos answered 17 questions prepared by the students. The radio signals were loud and clear. Students, parents, authorities and media were delighted.
A new attempt will be done Friday 7 April at . It is not sure that Marcos Pontes will be available for the contact. Anyway, the groundstation in the school will call the ISS, hoping that the astronaut can get on the air notwithstanding his crowded timeline.
Downlink frequency is 145.800 MHz and if the contact is established the signals will be readable all over western Europe.
Good luck es 73!
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF