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22/03/2017
November Alfa One Sierra Sierra (NA1SS) - do you copy? Students from Cork ETB school, Glanmire Community College and Tallaght Community School will make history this year, as they have been announced as the first Irish schools who will make direct radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) while in orbit. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station programme (ARISS), which will see Irish students from both schools speaking with Italian astronaut Paulo Nespoli while he orbits the Earth on the ISS.

Pictured at the National Space Centre, Elfordstown, Midleton, Co. Cork, Glanmire Community College, 1st year students, Daisy Horan, Alex Gray, Ciara Higgins and Niki Orzechozski.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

For a brief timeframe during Expedition 52 and 53, Nespoli and the rest of the crew on the ISS will be traveling at 27,600 km/h and for 6 to 12 minutes will be passing directly over Tallaght Community School and then a day or two later directly above Glanmire Community College. In order to carry out this real-time Earth-to-space radio contact, which uses amateur radio equipment to beam a line-of-sight signal to the ISS, the schools will set up a temporary radio station on the grounds which will include an antenna, two radio systems and a back-up line diverted via Belgium or Italy, incase of interference locally, which will allow students to speak directly with Nespoli while he takes a break from his duties and experiments on board the ISS. The closer the space station flies to the Tallaght and Glanmire schools the stronger and clearer the audio feed will get. At one point during this fantastic feat of broadcast engineering, the ISS will be 400km in the sky directly above the schools.
To stay updated on the journey of the students of Glanmire Community College you can follow them on Facebook\ Glanmire-Community-College, Twitter @GCCGuidance, or to check in with the students in our capital city see Facebook\Tallaght-Community-School or Twitter @TCSTallaght.
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REPRO FREE
22/03/2017
November Alfa One Sierra Sierra (NA1SS) - do you copy? Students from Cork ETB school, Glanmire Community College and Tallaght Community School will make history this year, as they have been announced as the first Irish schools who will make direct radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) while in orbit. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station programme (ARISS), which will see Irish students from both schools speaking with Italian astronaut Paulo Nespoli while he orbits the Earth on the ISS.

Pictured at the National Space Centre, Elfordstown, Midleton, Co. Cork, Glanmire Community College, 1st year students, Daisy Horan, Alex Gray, Ciara Higgins and Niki Orzechozski.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

For a brief timeframe during Expedition 52 and 53, Nespoli and the rest of the crew on the ISS will be traveling at 27,600 km/h and for 6 to 12 minutes will be passing directly over Tallaght Community School and then a day or two later directly above Glanmire Community College. In order to carry out this real-time Earth-to-space radio contact, which uses amateur radio equipment to beam a line-of-sight signal to the ISS, the schools will set up a temporary radio station on the grounds which will include an antenna, two radio systems and a back-up line diverted via Belgium or Italy, incase of interference locally, which will allow students to speak directly with Nespoli while he takes a break from his duties and experiments on board the ISS. The closer the space station flies to the Tallaght and Glanmire schools the stronger and clearer the audio feed will get. At one point during this fantastic feat of broadcast engineering, the ISS will be 400km in the sky directly above the schools.
To stay updated on the journey of the students of Glanmire Community College you can follow them on Facebook\ Glanmire-Community-College, Twitter @GCCGuidance, or to check in with the students in our capital city see Facebook\Tallaght-Community-School or Twitter @TCSTallaght.
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