ARISS CONTACT FOR ISTITUTO TECNOLOGICO “LEONE ACCIAIUOLI”,
The Ortona Maritime Institute “Leone Acciaiuoli” (I.T.N) is a technical high school preparing the students to a career as officer on merchant ships or to university studies in the field of engineering disciplines. The subjects that characterize the I.T.N. programme are: Navigation, Astronomy, Celestial navigation, Satellite navigation, Telecommunications (including satellite telecommunications), Technical English, Nautical and Aeronautical Meteorology, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics. Many courses deal with matters related to space technologies. The student population is about 400.
ARISS mentor Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF proposed to the radio contact coordinator to set up a direct contact with assistance from the ARISS telebridge station IK1SLD installed at
The contact took place at Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica “Leone Acciaiuoli”,
At , contact with OR4ISS was established by station IQ6LN, after the astronaut asked to switch on the back up channel. Mr. Stefano Faraone IW6NXR, radio contact coordinator exchanged welcome greetings with astronaut Daniel C. Burbank KC5ZSX. Using the Kenwood radio in the Service Module, Daniel C. Burbank answered 10 questions from the students, exchanged final greetings and closed the contact. During the pass, the signal from the ISS was loud and clear.
The event was covered by two TV station and by local newspapers.
Live Streaming video was available on:
ARISS contact was announced by web story on ESA Portal - National News:
Congratulations to IQ6LN Team (and ARISS Telebridge station IK1SLD)!
Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF