ARISS International Teleconference
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 11:15 UTC (7:15 am ET)
Maurice André Vigneault
Interpreter, Angelique Brice
ARISS I Agenda:
1. ARISS-I Face to Face Meeting, June 2009, Presenter: G. Bertels
There are 16 registered to attend at this point. The most up to date list of attendees and other information can be found at http://www.ariss-eu.org/ - click on the X on the bottom right. There will be an option for people to participate via telecon. There will not be internet access in the meeting room, but in a nearby room it will be available.
ESA will be providing interpretation services for Sergey Samburov and as well as break refreshments and lunch.
ARWG meeting (Mark Severance) - Unfortunately not all ARWG representatives will be able to attend so we will not be having a full-blown ARWG meeting. Instead, there will be splinter meetings with those able to attend, with a focus on education discussions. Another topic will be exploring the options for integrating radios and other equipment inside the Columbus module, including power and RF connections. Low upmass plans are more highly favored, so re-use of existing on-orbit hardware will be a more favored approach. Finally, there will be technical discussions on the AIS and ARISS antennas and their installation on the outside of the Columbus module. The results of these discussions would be briefed to the ARISS-I team during the joint ARWG/ARISS-I meeting on Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon there will be a guided tour of ESTEC for ARWG and ARISS-I attendees as well as their traveling guests. That night there will be a welcome dinner and presentations on ARISS Direct/Telebridge by Francesco De Paolis, IK0WGF and on the Marconi Commemoration by Paolo Pitacco, IW3QNB.
2. New business (administrative only)
3. SuitSat-2 status, Presenter: L. McFadin
Sergey requested that team from Kursk University be tied into this telecon, and they were added.
At the Dayton Hamvention the SuitSat-2 system was run through a test integration with the existing hardware and software. Most of the components were in place, and the system was receiving and transmitting on the 2 m band according to the published bandplan, although it was not the flight 2 m receiver.
The biggest detail left is the final design of the mounting and deployment of the solar arrays. That will require close cooperation between the US team and the Energia EVA experts.
A Technical Interchange Meeting may be held in August. Sergey would like to hold it in Kursk because they have the battery, although this may not be as cost effective as holding it at JSC.
The U.S. needs to have the hardware completed in September to meet safety and shipping requirements.
Kursk will give their experiment to Sergey to take to the Netherlands. Splinter meetings may be held in the Netherlands and Kursk could join through teleconferences.
Lou will set up a teleconference with the SuitSat team and Kursk University in the near future.
4. New business
The next international partners meeting will be in June in the Netherlands, so there will be no telecon. The next telecon is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
Mark Steiner, K3MS, for the ARISS Team