ARISS Contact - Shri Timli Vidyapeet, Devikhet, India, telebridge via ON4ISS

Shri Timli Vidyapeet, Devikhet, India, telebridge via ON4ISS
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-08-27 08:06:33 UTC 88 deg via ON4ISS

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 Shri Timli Vidyapeet, Devikhet, India

on 27 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:06 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 OR4ISS and ON4ISS. The contact should be audible over Belgium 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.

Established in 1882, Shri Timli Vidyapeeth is a gateway to Vedic and global education and empowers an individual with the Vedic and Scientific Knowledge, Skills & Attitude enabling them to be a true Future Global Leader. Our campus is in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, a Himalayan state.

Shri Timli Vidyapeeth Students learn Vedic & 21st Century Life-Skills such as:

Vedic education in Sanskrit Language

Knowledge and Awareness of local Culture and Art

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence

Agility and Adaptability

Initiative and Entrepreneurship

Accessing and Analyzing Information

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

  1. Does space junk cause a potential problem for the Space Station?

  2. Why don’t you run out of oxygen on the International Space Station?

  3. What is it like being in zero gravity?

  4. Have you ever seen an alien or a UFO?

  5. Have you ever seen a black hole?

  6. Do we use our all five senses in space?

  7. Being an Astronaut, Do you believe in God?

  8. How can a spacecraft fly in the absence of Air?

  9. Do you get time to speak with your family and friends

  10. What is the speed of life in space?

  11. How will the Russian Cargo Ship change life in ISS?

  12. Tell us how the AI robot (CIMON) is helping you there?

  13. Which part of the world looks more beautiful from space?

  14. Would you be a mentor for our School’s technology club?

  15. Can you see fireworks on earth from the ISS?

  16. Is your perspective for life changed after living in ISS?

  17. How do you measure time in space?

  18. Will we be able to travel in space as a visitor in future?

  19. Your one message for all of us living in Himalayas?

  20. What inspired you to become an astronaut?

  21. Will there be smell in food if we keep it open for several days in 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