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Posts from 2015-08-14

ISS Contact With Fleurance Astronomy Festival

Tonight's ISS contact was a success, despite some initial delay (it had taken about 4 minutes from the beginning of the pass to good communication on both sides). 

In just under 9 minutes the participants managed to ask all planned questions (read the Southgate ARC article for more details, note also only downlink is audible in this recording due to my location being too far away from Fleurance):

  1. How are you? How do you feel today? (4:15)
  2. Which time zone do you use? (4:32)
  3. Which scientific experiments are you working at the moment? (4:52)
  4. What's the latest big problem you have experienced? (5:20)
  5. What did you feel during take-off? (5:51)
  6. How often do you go out of the station? (6:13)
  7. Do you do your own laundry, if yes, how? (6:36)
  8. What can you do if you have health problems? (6:51)
  9. What do you eat? (7:15)
  10. Do you look forward to going back on Earth? (7:39)
  11. What do you fear the most in the Station? (7:56)
  12. Is there day and night in space? (8:17)
  13. Do you have internet access in the station? (8:37)
  14. Do nails and hair still grow in space? (inaudible from my location)

This recording was made using:

  • Yaesu FT857-D
  • 2m Quadrifilar Helix antenna
  • Raspberry Pi (audio recording + doppler correction)