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

Celebrating the First ARISS School Contact: Luther Burbank School, Burbank, Illinois USA December 21, 2000

December 21, 2020—Twenty years ago today, fourteen students at the Luther Burbank School, in Burbank, Illinois USA stepped up to the microphone, held by ARISS mentor Charlie Sufana, AJ9N, and made history.  When it was all over, the ARISS team conducted its first ever ISS school contact, enabling students at Luther Burbank to ask ISS … Continue reading Celebrating the First ARISS School Contact: Luther Burbank School, Burbank, Illinois USA December 21, 2000

ARISS: Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS!!

November 13, 2020—Twenty years ago today, the Expedition-1 crew turned on the ARISS Ericsson radio for the first time and completed several contacts with ARISS ground stations around the world to validate the radio communications system.  These inaugural contacts launched an incredible two-decade operations journey on ISS, enabling ARISS to inspire, engage and educate our … Continue reading ARISS: Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS!!

First Element of ARISS Next Generation (Next-Gen) Radio System Installed in ISS Columbus Module

September 2, 2020—The ARISS team is pleased to announce that set up and installation of the first element of our next generation radio system was completed and amateur radio operations with it are now underway. This first element, dubbed the InterOperable Radio System (IORS), was installed in the International Space Station Columbus module. The IORS … Continue reading First Element of ARISS Next Generation (Next-Gen) Radio System Installed in ISS Columbus Module