[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-12-27 21:00 UTC

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Tue Dec 27 21:15:54 UTC 2016

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-12-27  21:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Primary School Georges Wallers, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (59),  France, Direct 
via F4KJV
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be  FXØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG
Contact is a go  for: Sat 2016-12-31 11:31:12 UTC 44 deg

Collège Mathilde Marthe  Faucher, Allassac, France, direct via F1IMF 
The ISS callsign is presently  scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet  KG5FYG
Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-01-04 11:16:26 UTC 30 deg  (***)

Rainbow Middle School, Rainbow City, AL, direct via K4JMC  
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS 
The scheduled  astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD
Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-01-04  17:29:40 UTC 80 deg  (***)

ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  
ARISS  thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send 
your  reports to aj9n at amsat.org or aj9n at aol.com.

Listen for the ISS on  the downlink of 145.8Ø  MHz.


All  ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise  noted.


Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being  able to get in.  That has now been changed to  

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the  ISS?  
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for  complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.                       


If you need some  assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to 
provide some  insight.  Contact Kerry at  kbanke at sbcglobal.net
ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 123 
Gaston ON4WF with 121  
Francesco IKØWGF with  119

The  webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date  
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are  
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me  know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you  do your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before  the listed 
All dates and  times listed follow International  Standard ISO 8601 date 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2016-12-27 21:00 UTC.  
Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.    


Total  number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1102.
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1067.
Each  contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of  ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47. 

A complete year by year  breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.


The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Arkansas,  Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern 
Marianas  Islands, and the Virgin  Islands.


QSL  information may be found at:   


The  successful school list has been updated as of 2016-12-22 15:30  UTC.


Frequency   chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler   correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC.

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts

Exp.  49 on orbit
Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD
Andrei Borisenko 
Sergey  Ryzhikov

Exp. 50 on orbit
Peggy Whitson
Thomas Pesquet  KG5FYG
Oleg  Novitskiy


Charlie   Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team  mentors

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