ARISS Contact - Janusz Kusociński Primary School No. 71, Poznań, Poland, telebridge via W6SRJ

Janusz Kusociński Primary School No. 71, Poznań, Poland, telebridge via W6SRJ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-05-23 11:06:52 UTC 66 deg

One station was able to receive parts of the contact:

Streaming video of contact:

More details about the contact from AMSAT-BB:

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Janusz Kusocinski Primary School No. 71, Poznan, Poland

on 23 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:06 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Szko³a Podstawowa nr 71 im. Janusza Kusocinskiego in Poznan, Poland, is a 60-year old public primary school for students aged 6-15. Starting with the school year 2017/18, primary schools in Poland were extended from six to eight years so at present the school has 460 pupils in grades 1 to 7.

The school is situated in the centre of one of Poland’s greatest cities. A university, cultural and economic centre boasting a one thousand-year-old history, Poznan offers its inhabitants and visitors myriad educational opportunities of which the school takes full advantage.

The school nurtures curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum. Thanks to a variety of educational programmes (e.g., Odyssey of the Mind, eTwinning, European Christmas Tree Decoration Exchange, etc.), the school offers its students opportunities for learning and development ‘without borders’ by which they will be enabled and empowered to attain their full potential and become competent in shaping their own future. The school puts great emphasis on STEAM activities. In the school year 2016/2017, the school piloted the ‘Mission X. Train like an astronaut’ educational programme in Poland and since then have been the centre for the programme in Poland. Despite their young age, the students attend lectures and workshops at best universities in Poland or give lectures at international student conferences. During the preparation period for the ARISS contact, the school cooperated with a local amateur radio club (SP3YOR) and plans have been made to establish an amateur radio club at school. The school takes part in various activities within the local community, cooperating with governmental institutions and NGO organisations. Szkola Podstawowa nr 71 im. Janusza Kusocinskiego in Poznan takes pride in its tradition of voluntary work. Every year, the school becomes the local Collection-Centre for Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity), the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity organisation in Poland, which aims to support health care in Poland.

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

  1. What was your path to becoming an astronaut?

  2. What research conducted currently on the ISS has been specifically undertaken in preparation for the human exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit?

  3. If you had a chance to travel beyond our Solar System to find a new habitable planet for humans would you do it even if you knew you may never return to the Earth?

  4. Does your being in space affect your general perspective on life?

  5. What surprised you most in space?

  6. What happens when you get ill on the ISS?

  7. How does your ordinary day in life aboard the ISS look like?

  8. For an experienced astronaut as you are, which is the best space movie and which is the worst?

  9. Has anything dangerous ever happened to you?

  10. How do you get drinking water on the ISS?

  11. What do you miss most?

  12. How do astronauts eat aboard the ISS?

  13. Where does a compass point to in space?

  14. How does taking care of personal hygiene differ from maintaining hygiene on Earth?

  15. Do you ever feel collision with any objects or space debris?

  16. Do you do anything just for fun on the ISS?

  17. Is there anything you would like to do right now, although you know that you cannot?

  18. How and where do you sleep?


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

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That was really cool - Glad my little Ground Station worked so well as to hear the down-link. Will - N7IPY



There was also a contact scheduled at 08H01 the same day but
it may have been delayed or canceled, because no station
got anything.
At least, we have one station to enjoy the contact.