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Activities - Operation ARISS-GYB 2006

What exactly does "ARISS-GYB" mean?

ARISS is the acronym for « Amateur Radio on International Space Station » and means « Amateru Radio aboard the Space Station ».

G Y B  means« Gymnase Intercantonal de la Broye ». This is the school that participated in our "Operation" ARISS in 2006. It is the first gymnasium in Switzerland with students from two cantons (VD and FR). This School prepares students form the region Broye Vaud and Fribourg to the second secondary degree, that is to say the certificate of maturity, the certificate / diploma of general culture, the commercial professional maturity

As a reminder: The International Space Station (ISS) has on board an official amateur radio station. It allows astronauts to make radio contacts with all radio amateurs around the world. ARISS is an international association responsible for managing and improving the amateur radio station onboard ISS. In collaboration with NASA and the space agencies involved in the construction of ISS, ARISS is in charge of organizing educational amateur radio contacts between schools and licensed astronauts aboard the station.

The school wishing to carry out such an experiment prepares a training program specifically focused on astronautics and technologies related to this type of event and applies. When the school is selected, a radio contact can be made as soon as a possibility arises. Students then prepare a catalog of questions for the astronauts, and volunteer radio amateurs set up the station with their equipment. During ISS's overfly of about 10 minutes, an astronaut answers students' questions.

Gymnase Intercantonal de la Broye (GYB), Payerne

As part of the ARISS program, we successfully organized and realized a QSO (radio contact) on September 21, 2006, between students from GYB Payerne (Switzerland) and ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter (DF4TR) aboard of the International Space Station ISS.

Image credit Thomas Reiter : ESA

Push the play button below to listen to  the GYB students questions and answers from Thomas Reiter, German ESA astronaut, aboard the ISS.

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