Announcement of New Senior Leadership Team

November 28, 2021 In May 2020, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) created a new 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization to enhance and expand ARISS initiatives in the USA.  To support the variety of new functions and roles of this organization, ARISS-USA has augmented its Senior Leadership team by selecting five … Continue reading Announcement of New Senior Leadership Team

GIVING TUESDAY 
Support ARISS with a Fundraising “Lift Off”

November 27, 2021 You’re browsing the ARISS web pages.  You may already know ARISS inspires, engages and educates young people in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics) topics with a big focus on space and amateur radio. Or maybe you’ve enjoyed our SSTV downlinks, packet radio connections, or cross-band repeater contacts. You love technology, … Continue reading GIVING TUESDAY 
Support ARISS with a Fundraising “Lift Off”

ARDC Grant Award for the ARISS‐USA STEREO Education Project

November 2, 2021 ARISS‐USA is known for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) by arranging live question/answer sessions via amateur radio between K‐12 students and astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). In the last two decades, over 1400 contacts have connected more than one million youth using amateur radio, with millions more … Continue reading ARDC Grant Award for the ARISS‐USA STEREO Education Project

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!