[amsat-bb] Astronaut's Callsigns

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 15:19:48 UTC 2015

Just a reminder that this information and about anything else you want
to know about Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
can be found on the official ARISS web site www.ariis.org.
The list of astronaut callsigns can be found at

Note that the ARISS-US team is currently accepting proposals from
schools, and other informal educational institutions, i.e. museums,
science centers and the like, until November 1, 2015. Institutions
selected during this proposal window can expect a contact sometime
between July and December 2016. See the full announcement below and
links to more information at ARISS.ORG and


Message to US Educators
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
Contact Opportunity
Call for Proposals
Proposal Window September 1 – November 1, 2015

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 anticipates
that the contact would be held between July 1 and December 31, 2016.
Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact
dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is
looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of
participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed
education plan.

The deadline to submit a proposal is November 1, 2015. Proposal
information and documents can be found at www.arrl.org/hosting-an-

Informational Sessions
To help organizations in preparing their proposals, the ARISS
Program Coordinator will offer hour-long online information sessions.
These are designed to provide more information regarding US ARISS
contacts and the proposal process and offer an opportunity to ask
questions. While attending an online information session is not
required, it is strongly encouraged.

These will be offered Thursday, September 17, at 2000 UTC; Tuesday,
September 22, at 2000 UTC, and Wednesday, September 30, at 2300 UTC.
Advance registration is necessary. E-mail ARISS (ariss at arrl.org) to
sign up for an information session.

The Opportunity
Crew members aboard the International Space Station will participate
in scheduled Amateur Radio contacts. These radio contacts are
approximately 10 minutes in length and allow students and educators
to interact with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session.

An ARISS contact is a voice-only communication opportunity via
Amateur Radio between astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space
station and classrooms and communities. ARISS contacts afford
education audiences the opportunity to learn firsthand from
astronauts what it is like to live and work in space and to learn
about space research conducted on the ISS. Students also will have an
opportunity to learn about satellite communication, wireless
technology, and radio science. Because of the nature of human
spaceflight and the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the
ISS, organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate
changes in contact dates and times.

Amateur Radio organizations around the world, NASA, and space
agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe sponsor this educational
opportunity by providing the equipment and operational support to
enable direct communication between crew on the ISS and students
around the world via Amateur Radio. In the US, the program is managed
by AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) and ARRL (American
Radio Relay League) in partnership with NASA.

More Information
Interested parties can find more information about the program at
www.ariss.org and www.arrl.org/ARISS.

For proposal information and more details such as expectations,
proposal guidelines and proposal form, and dates and times of
Information Sessions go to http://www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-
contact. Please direct any questions to ariss at arrl.org
E. Michael McCardel, KC8YLD
V.P. for Educational Relations, AMSAT-NA

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On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 3:36 AM, Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com> wrote:
> A list of most of the astronauts who hold their own amateur radio licenses is here ...
> https://www.scribd.com/doc/273649842/Untitled?secret_password=o5GXN7ZinR728A32MLc7
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