[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-02-26 04:00 UTC

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Mon Feb 26 05:31:08 UTC 2018

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-02-26 04:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:

On The Gagarin from Space, "Galaxy - Children and Youth Center for Space Education", Kaluga, Russia, direct via RK3X (***)
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Misurkin

Contact was successful 2018-02-18 10:45 UTC (***)

Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão, Fundão, Portugal, direct via CS5DBB
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA
Contact was successful: Wed 2018-02-21 09:38:11 UTC 33 deg (***)

Museum of Science & Technology - Danforth Middle School, Syracuse, NY, direct via K2MST
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

Contact was successful: Fri 2018-02-23 14:08:52 UTC 28 deg (***)


On The Gagarin from Space Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Southwest State University", Kursk, Russia, direct via RV3DR (***)
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is TBD
Contact was successful Sat 2018-02-24 08:45 UTC (***)

Bellefonte Area Middle School, Bellefonte, PA, direct via W3YA
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA
Contact is a go for: Mon 2018-02-26 17:59:16 UTC 63 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 

Francesco IKØWGF with 132

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 128

Gaston ON4WF with 123

Sergey RV3DR with 102 (***)

The webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date 
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are additional 
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 and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The complete schedule page has been updated as of 2018-02-26 04:00 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 1212. (***)
Each school counts as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1161. (***)
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 2018-02-26 04:00 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. 53 on orbit

Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP

Alexander Misurkin

Joe Acaba KE5DAR


Exp. 54 on orbit

Scott Tingle KG5NZA

Norishige Kanai

Alexander Skvortsov


Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors














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