Villanueva de la Serena, Spain, Multipoint telebridge via ON4ISS

A Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio, developed for distance learning while worldwide education institutions are closed due to COVID-19 that took place on Tuesday 16 juni 2020 at 12:25 UTC with OR4ISS and ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful.. ISS Commander Chris Cassidy, amateur radio call sign KF5KDR, answered 11 questions from students of I.E.S. Pedro de Valdivia in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain.

Chris used the onboard ham radio to talk with the students on their phones at home. It was a very pleasant contact and Chris Cassidy took his time to answer the questions in great detail. Prior to COVID-19, the students had studied and observed ISS passes, participated in NASA’s EarthKam program, and built communication equipment to listen to ARISS contacts and make ARISS APRS contacts, and downloaded ARISS SSTV images from the ISS. Sr. Pepe Pineda, the teacher said, “Our school emphasizes languages and cultures and gives special importance to science and technology.”

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