[amsat-bb] Fwd: [ARISS-ops] ARISS News Release no. 16-09

Pavel Milanes Costa pavelmc at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 17:27:25 UTC 2016

Hi to all,

There is a link to get an update at a glance about the to the actual 
radios being onboard, it's location, uses and it's operational status?

73 Pavel CO7WT.

El 21/10/16 a las 03:54, Daniel Cussen escribió:
> no. 16-09
> October 20, 2016
> David Jordan, AA4KN
> aa4kn at amsat.org
> Current Amateur Radio Status on board the International Space Station (ISS)
> The VHF handheld radio model that has been used by the ARISS program
> to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the
> International Space Station (ISS) for over 16 years has given an error
> message and is unusable at this time. While the ARISS technical team
> evaluates the best path to restore operation from the Columbus module,
> ARISS contacts will be supported using the Kenwood radio in the
> Russian Service Module.  During this period, the packet digipeater
> will be unavailable.
> Switching to the 70 cm radio capability on board the Columbus module
> for some operations is being coordinated. Expect further updates as we
> work to resolve this problem.
> About  ARISS
> Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a
> cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the
> space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In
> the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite
> Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the
> Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National
> Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of
> ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering,
> and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via
> amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in
> classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced
> amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large
> audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these
> radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn
> about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more
> information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.
> Also, join us on Facebook:  Amateur Radio on the International Space
> Station (ARISS) / Follow us on Twitter:  ARISS_status
> Contact:
> David Jordan, AA4KN
> ARISS PR , aa4kn at amsat.org
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