Davis Aerospace HS & ISS Contact Information

After a long time of planning, setup, testing, and coordination, we are finally ready for the contact between the students of the B. O. Davis Aerospace Technical High School in Detroit and the International Space Station.

The contact will happen on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at around 1:30 PM EDT, and it will be streamed LIVE via the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s YouTube channel. There will be some presentations and other informational content happening before then, so please feel free to load up that link a bit earlier than 1:30 PM on Tuesday if you would like.

Due to space and security concerns, we ask that you please not attempt to visit the school where the contact is taking place – you can instead use the YouTube streaming link provided above.

Lastly, the standard ISS FM voice downlink frequency will be used for this contact. Tune your VHF radio(s) to 145.800 MHz and see if you can catch the astronaut’s responses! (You won’t hear the student’s questions on this frequency – again, you can use the YouTube link if you want to hear both the questions and the answers.)

This has been a long time coming, and we are very excited!

September 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our September meeting will include a presentation from Joe Raznik, WB8ADX, which will give us a substantial update on the ISS contact project with Davis Aerospace Technical High School. Even though Joe has opted to step away from the board for this term, he is still very instrumental in furthering our STEM/ASTEM initiatives, and this is a big one for us. He will be speaking about what has happened so far, and what is still to come before the contact in October. (Side note: The Detroit Public Schools Community District has issued a press release about this contact as well on their website.)

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 PM EDT at the Hazel Park District Library. We’ll also have Zoom up and running for those who can’t make it. If you are not a member and would like to attend via Zoom, please email one of the board members for further information.

Also, if you haven’t checked out our Zero Beat Newsletter recently, have a look at the Newsletter page. The September 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!