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!!
November 2, 2020—Today represents the 20th anniversary of continuous crew operations on the ISS. On behalf of the ARISS International Team, we would like to extend 20th Anniversary Greetings to all five ISS space agencies (NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, CSA and JAXA), to all the astronauts, cosmonauts, and private explorers that visited or had extended stays … Continue reading Happy 20th Anniversary ISS!!
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
ARISS-USA is now the US-based organization connecting students with astronauts in space. Towson, Maryland –June 4, 2020 In late May, the USA team of the ARISS International working group became an incorporated non-profit entity in the state of Maryland, officially becoming ARISS-USA. This move allows ARISS-USA to work as an independent organization, soliciting grants and donations. … Continue reading Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Team in the United States Creates a New Organization: ARISS-USA
An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for late December. This will be a special SSTV event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARISS. We will be using PD-120. The event is scheduled to begin on December 24 and continue through December 31. Dates are subject to … Continue reading ARISS Slow Scan TV Event, Dec. 24 – 31, 2020