ARISS contact for school in Ulvila, Finland


An International Space Station contact is planned for Ulvila Upper Secondary School, Finland. The event is scheduled for Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 11.44 UTC,  which is 13.44 CEST. This will be a direct radio contact between OR4ISS and OH1F.


The signals from space will be audible in adjacent areas on 145.800MHz FM.


The Ulvila Upper Secondary School is located in western Finland. The school counts approximately 320 students. The age bracket of students is 16 to 19 years on average. The variety of educational opportunities offered at Ulvila Upper Secondary School can provide a basis for the academic and personal growth. The main academic objective is to give the students means for taking part in studies at universities and polytechnics. We provide a large selection courses consisting of regular courses, specialization courses and practice courses. For example, in our school one can study also the basics of Astronomy and Space Physics in optional courses.


Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:


1.  What time zone do you use there?

2.  What do you do in your free time at the station?

3.  If we found life beyond the Earth in the future, would it be right to

    disturb its evolution?

4.  What is the best experience you’ve had while being astronaut?

5.  Is there something that you did not expect to be hard for you, but it is?

6.  For how long are you staying in the International Space Station?

7.  What kind of food do you eat at ISS?

8.  Which is the most interesting project you have been working with on ISS?

9.  What is your favorite sight you can see from the space station?

10.  Which is the most interesting item you have ever printed with the "Made

     in space" 3D-printer?

11.  What did you study after high school?

12.  What has surprised you positively?

13.  What kind of physical condition is required of astronauts?

14.  Can you see any manmade structures from the ISS?

15.  What do you miss the most from Earth/home?

16.  What is something you would want to have with you in the space station

     but you can´t have?

17.  Does ISS espresso taste different than normal coffee? Or does micro

     gravity change the sense of taste?

18.  What do you want to say to the young of the present day?

19.  Do you have normal showers at ISS or do you have some alternative way to

     take care of your personal hygiene?

20.  Does your personal world view change when you see the Earth from space

     as planet?


ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.




Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

ARISS-Europe chairman