Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Call for ProposalsNew Proposal Window is October 1st, 2021 to November 24th, 2021 Sept. 11, 2021 --- The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.  ARISS … Continue reading Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Recognizes ARISS Organization

September 3, 2021— Kathryn Lueders, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA has posted a statement recognizing Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) for its accomplishments in promoting STEM initiatives through amateur radio. NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) networks enable #NASA to inspire the next generation of scientists, … Continue reading Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Recognizes ARISS Organization

ARISS Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

June 7, 2021—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has decided to keep its ARISS InterOperable Radio System (IORS) in crossband repeater mode until after ARRL Field Day ends. The IORS ham station is located in the Columbus Module of the International Space Station.  ARRL Hq Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, has confirmed that … Continue reading ARISS Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

ARISS-USA Now a Non-profit Organization

ARISS-USA, the US-based organization connecting students with astronauts in space Towson, Maryland April 7, 2021 ARISS-USA, a Maryland not-for-profit corporation, is now recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific, and educational organization. ARISS-USA is the US segment of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) international … Continue reading ARISS-USA Now a Non-profit Organization

ARISS Columbus Radio System Once Again Operational!

March 14, 2021—The ARISS Columbus Radio is back on-the-air!  This, after it was rendered non-operational following a January 27 EVA (spacewalk) which was conducted to install a cable for the Bartolomeo commercial platform.  During the January 27 spacewalk, the Bartolomeo HMU-601 cable, described in the March 10 ARISS Press conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hm4h4rBE9k&t=2214s), was installed in series … Continue reading ARISS Columbus Radio System Once Again Operational!

ARISS Press Conference on Columbus Radio System, March 10, 2021 at 1900 UTC (1400 EST)

March 9, 2021—The ARISS team will conduct a 45-minute press conference for media this Wednesday March 10 at 1900 UTC (1400 Eastern Standard Time). This press conference will focus on the ARISS Radio system mounted in the Columbus module. As a reminder, the ARISS team has been working very closely with NASA and ESA to … Continue reading ARISS Press Conference on Columbus Radio System, March 10, 2021 at 1900 UTC (1400 EST)

Message to US Educators Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Call for Proposals New Proposal Window is February 15th, 2021 to March 31st, 2021 February 2, 2021 --- The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.  … Continue reading Message to US Educators Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

7 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

January 7, 2021 - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the July-December 2021 contact window. A total of 7 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur … Continue reading 7 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process