ARISS International Teleconference
Tuesday September 23, 11:30 UTC (7:30 am ET)
Interpreter: Edward Hairullin
Finished up with Starshine, but
status is unsure given the Columbia disaster.
Need to update membership, including European representative. Gaston will get back to the committee with a name, and Ken will update the website.
Will be meeting via telecon soon to get things going again, especially with the Russian proposal for Shadow
- will send out email with description of Shadow. NOTE: The Shadow system requires use of the Yaesu system, so it'll be a while before Shadow would be operational.
2) ARISS-Europe Board elections (Presenter: G. Bertels)
According to ARISS-Europe Terms of Reference a call for candidates was circulated March 2003.
Four candidatures were presented:
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
· candidate technical director: Daniel Orban, ON4AOD AMSAT Belgium
counsellor 1: Joerg Hahn, DL3LUM DARC
counsellor 2: Christophe Mercier AMSAT-France
The candidates were elected unopposed.
According to the ARISS-Europe Terms of Reference, the newly elected board takes office the 1st of October 2003.
The term of the Board members is two years.
E-mail adresses of the Board members
Chairman: Gaston Bertels, ON4WF email@example.com
· Technical director: Daniel Orban, ON4AOD
Counsellor 1: Joerg Hahn, DL3LUM firstname.lastname@example.org
Counsellor 2: Christophe Mercier email@example.com
3) Next ARISS
International face-to-face meetings (Presenter: G. Bertels)
Gaston has received an invitation from ESTEC to host the next ARISS-I meeting in ESTEC. Tentative dates are for the last weekend in March
(Presenter: F. Bauer)
Exp. 7 – finished last school contact on Sept. 20, a school in Japan
– there were many crew picks making scheduling difficult, along with summer break for US schools
– made contacts in Europe
– are looking to “catch up” US schools, working with international members to see if this is acceptable to them
Exp. 8 – fewer crew picks, hope to get to 2 contacts to week
5) RAC Committee (Presenter: K. Pulfer)
Have unanimous consent for associate memberships, will work to finalize approval and implement.
6) Phase 2
hardware status (Presenters: F. Bauer and S. Samburov)
Kenwood D700, antenna switches, table, and power equipment Phase 2 hardware is onboard ISS at this time.
Testing: NASA has asked us to limit trip to 4 people, so will have to spit trip into 2 phases, one in November, one in January/February 2004 timeframe. Will probably delay SSTV and Yaesu efforts.
Objectives of trip:
Final testing of Phase I hardware (end to end with antennas)
Phase 2 hardware certification testing (to allow use onboard, since is yellow-tagged right now) and finalize Yaesu use SSTV hardware and software
7) Packet operations status (Presenters: L. McFadin and S.
Definitely have a problem, have verified that packet system and radios are being left on. Are attempting a software reset since power cycling is not fixing the problem.
8) SSTV/Spacecam status (Presenters: M. Mann and L.
Software is just about wrapped up. Miles is looking for more pictures, 640 x 480 pixels. Outgassing testing on hardware is awaiting government funding at White Sands getting straightened out.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Steiner and Rosalie White, September 23, 2003