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
April 29, 2021 - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) is seeking volunteers to support our mission: To provide and operate Amateur Radio systems on the International Space Station (ISS) and elsewhere to inspire, educate, and engage youth and communities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and to support ISS … Continue reading ARISS-USA Volunteer Search
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
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!
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)
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
January 28, 2021 - I sent this e-mail to our ARISS team today. I felt it is important that you see this too. ARISS will get through this issue. And, as you can see, we have some work arounds to keep our school contacts moving forward. For those that do not know radio shortcuts—73 is … Continue reading ARISS Operations Situation
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
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
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!!