Space Station School Contact over New Mexico Friday

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Above is the ground track and 10 degree elevation coverage area for the ISS during this pass. The coverage actually extends beyond this circle because the ISS is receivable below 10 degrees elevation, but this image, from Heavens-Above.com, is made mostly to aid in identifying satellites visually when the sun reflects off of them, and it’s hard to see a satellite below 10 degrees elevation.

Below are the pass timings. If you’re in the area in the circle above listen between this time period (and a little before and after) and you’ll likely hear the astronaut side of this conversation. The frequency is 145.800 MHz and the mode is FM.

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Here are the details of the contact released from ARISS:

STEM Trajectory Initiative  with Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque
New Mexico, direct via NM5HD
The  ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is  Jeff Williams KD5TVQ
Contact is a go for: Fri 2016-04-22 17:32:37 UTC 83  deg

Good luck and 73,

John KG4AKV

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