ARISS Contact - Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India, telebridge via IK1SLD

Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India, telebridge via IK1SLD
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-08-23 08:22:00 UTC 47 deg

Several stations were able to receive parts of the contact on both production and development environments:

Development environment:

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 Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India

on 23 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:22 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 IK1SLD. The contact should be audible over Italy 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.

VidyaMandir Inter School was established in 1988 fulfilling the aspirations of Mrs Shakuntla Kaushik a dedicated women who upheld the cause of education throughout her life. The school caters to the needs of over 1000 of students from classes nursery-12th, it is a co-educational school & are recognized by the state government with an approved for both the mediums. The school provides ample facilities including a well stocked library & a playground etc. The school organizes a wide range of co-curricular activities in music, dance, drama, art & craft, science exhibition, yoga, seminar, debate such free services like health care are also available for students & staff, the school lays emphasis on holistic education, discipline, character building & life skills are given the highest priority.

The School not only organized but also participated in major events year by year. The recent activity which has caught momentum is ARISS which is active all the world over and now has come as a great opportunity for VIDYA MANDIR School to be the first is our area. The college has been involved in many science activities.

Workshops by eminent counselors / experts / guest faculty from various fields benefitted the students in personality development and career counseling / advice.

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

  1. How many languages do you need to know to become an astronaut?

  2. Which country has the same time as the space station?

  3. Do you get the time to sleep in space?

  4. In space do you feel hot or cold?

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

  6. What is your favourite planet?

  7. Have you ever seen a black hole?

  8. Do you believe that extra-terrestrials exist?

  9. How do you manage food in space?

  10. Does your body react differently in space?

  11. What do you do on a typical day?

  12. How do you arrange oxygen to breathe in space station

  13. What types of experiments are you currently running and how does zero gravity affect them?

  14. If somebody of your crew has birthday, is there any birthday party on the ISS?

  15. What do you do for fun?

  16. How difficult is it to readjust to life on earth after a long stay in space?

  17. How does the human body change in outer space?

  18. Which planets look best from space? Why?

  19. What is your relationship like with your fellow astronauts?

  20. What is your favourite country to look at 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


Map of the ground track, the above mentioned SatNOGS stations from the production environment and the telebridge site IK1SLD:


Recording of the video live stream by IK1SLD:

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