SUCCESSFUL ARISS CONTACT IN DLR SCHOOL NEUSTRELITZ, GERMANY
July 2, 2014 at 12:05 UTC, which is 14:05 local time, DLR Project Lab,
Neustrelitz, Germany established an ARISS contacts with ESA astronaut
Alexander Gerst KF5ONO, onboard the International Space Station. This
was a direct contact performed by Amateur radio ground station DN1BV,
located in the school.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one
of Europe's largest and most modern research institutions. Here is where
the aircraft of the future are being developed and pilots trained,
rocket engines tested and images of distant planets analyzed. In
addition, over 7,700 DLR staff members are investigating next-generation
high-speed trains, environmentally responsible methods of generating
energy, and much more ...
DLR_School_Lab Neustrelitz was opened
in September 2011 at DLR in Neustrelitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here
is where the data from various satellites are received by means of large
antennas, and subsequently processed. The student lab is available for
visits of one or several days by school classes from this most northerly
German state and further afield.
Mentor Francesco De Paolis
IKØWGF proposed to the radio coordinators Wolfgang Andree DH5NA and Ingo
Goltz DL1BLV to support the direct contact by Telebridge Station IK1SLD
and this was accepted. About 100 students, parents, visitors and media
attended the event at contact site.
Contact was established with
OR4ISS at 12:05 UTC, which is 14:05 CEST local time. Astronaut Alexander
Gerst KF5ONO answered 15 questions asked by students. Signals from the
ISS were loud and clear during all ISS pass.
N3 TV Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Regional Television, local media and newspapers covered the event.
Streaming video on: www.livestream.com/iss_dsl_nz
The video of the contact is available here: http://livestre.am/4Tp7r
The event was announced on DLR Portal: http://www.dlr.de/schoollab/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-5806/9439_read-40261/
Congratulations to ARISS DLR Team and IK1SLD Team!
Francesco De Paolis, IKØWGF
Source directe ARISS
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