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Briar Hill School in Victoria to contact the International Space Station

Date : 24 / 03 / 2006
Author : Tony Hutchison - VK5ZAI

Briar Hill Primary School students will be asking Bill McArthur a series of questions as the ISS passes over Australia at 09:00 UTC on the 31st of March. (07:30 pm SA summer time) (08:00 pm Vic. summer time) The Downlink Frequency will be 145.800 MHz as usual and should be readable in the southern states of Australia. This is a low pass to the South of the telebridge ground station in South Australia and contact with the ISS is expected to last around eight minutes before LOS. Those in the footprint are invited to listen in.

Briar Hill School submitted their application for the contact with the ISS to ARISS in 2005. The school is located north east of Melbourne and the NERG (North East Radio Group) will be setting up the equipment at the school for the event. The contact will be telebridged through Tony, VK5ZAI in Kingston South Australia.

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