An ARISS educational school contact is planned for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG with students at College of Saint Pierre Marboz, Marboz, France. The contact is scheduled on Monday May 31, 2021 at approximately 13.49 UTC, which is 15.49 CEST.
The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio telebridge station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. Downlink signals (in French) will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrow band FM.
Moreover, the event will be web streamed on
Our Secondary School (College) is in the heart of the Bresse Region which is an hour and a half away from Lyon. It’s situated in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and on the border of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte. The Bresse Region bounded to the east by the Monts of Revermont, to the west by the Saone, to the south by the ponds of the Dombes, is an exceptional gastronomic region. One of the most famous specialties of the Bresse Region is with no doubt the Bresse poultry. It’s the cornerstone of the French gastronomy and it’s known far beyond our borders.
Our school is a dynamic institution, human-sized and resolutely at the service of children. This educational project will be an absolute unique way to raise awareness among our young people about space culture and science. The students involved in this project will be those from our school (years 6th to 3rd) but also from several elementary schools. So, there will be students aged 6 to 15. This event is followed by a large number of people throughout our territory: it bring our College together with 6 elementary schools, totalizing 827 students. Several thousand inhabitants are therefore concerned and are already interested in contact with Thomas Pesquet.
We have never received an ARISS contact. It will be the first opportunity for our students to experience such an event. This educational project is raising awareness among our young people about space culture and science. It’s implemented throughout the school year, with activities in Physical Sciences, Technology, in Biology but also in History-Geography, French, English, and even in Latin or Music!
Quelle: Gaston Bertels, ON4WF