ARISS Contact - Colégio Campo de Flores, Almada, Portugal, direct via CS5SS

Colégio Campo de Flores, Almada, Portugal, direct via CS5SS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-02-02 15:23:19 UTC 50 deg

Several stations were able to receive parts of the contact:

Map of the ground track, the above mentioned SatNOGS ground stations and the contact site:

Congratulations and 73 to all!

More details about the contact from AMSAT-BB:

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Colégio Campo de Flores, Almada, Portugal on 02 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:23 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and CS5SS. The contact should be audible over Portugal and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Private school build in 1967, which integrates 1.200 students, from Kindergarten until 12th grade. It has a robotics club which enables students to develop telecommunication skills. At Colégio Campo de Flores ( there are two teachers who are ham radio (CT1-BOP and CT1-FGK) lovers and do their best to involve students in the activities promoted by the club. The following students also collaborate in the club: Gonçalo Veríssimo, Diogo Martins, Sara Figueiredo, Sofiya Joosab, Rita Farias, Sarah Joosab, Catarina Candeias, Francisco Ventosa, Manuel Silva, Tiago Penedo, Catarina Castro, Margarida Orrico, Marta Martins, Miguel Baptista, Carolina Martins, Inês Lopes, Inês Marques Lopes, João Igreja, Rafaela Geraldes e Sofia Nóbrega. This club is a tracking satellite station, too, in association with Swiss Cube, a small satellite of the CubeSat class (1kg - 1dm3) which was built by the Space Center at EPFL and many universities and HES of Switzerland.

Furthermore, our robotics club has got a personal weather station with the ID ISETBALA7 (underground network).

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

  1. In your opinion, what skills must an astronaut have?

  2. What would you advise to someone who hopes to be in your place one day?

  3. What effects does space cause on human body?

  4. How long did you take to adjust to zero gravity?

  5. Can you describe a typical day on ISS?

  6. Which daily routine is harder for you?

  7. What would be a different day aboard ISS?

  8. What do you do not to think about the ones you miss the most?

  9. Besides our planet, what else can you see when you look through the window?

  10. Have you ever seen a black hole?

  11. How do you distinguish day from night?

  12. How do you fight illnesses?

  13. What dangers do you face?

  14. Which technologies allow you to survive?

  15. Which energy sources do you use on ISS?

  16. What scientific experiments do you perform on ISS?

  17. What are the most interesting/exciting scientific discoveries so far?

  18. The Earth is becoming overpopulated, do you think that living in space is an alternative?

  19. Is space as polluted as Earth?

  20. What did you feel when you first saw our planet from space?


About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see,, and

Thank you & 73,
David - AA4KN