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

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Team in the United States Creates a New Organization: ARISS-USA

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