[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-04-15 07:00 UTC

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Sat Apr 15 07:00:34 UTC 2017

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-04-15  07:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

College Roger Martin Du Gard, Bellême, France, direct via  F6KCO
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be FXØISS
The scheduled  astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG
Contact was successful: Fri 2017-04-14  15:20:44 UTC 48 deg (***)

Brook Haven School, Sebastopol, CA,  direct via W6SRJ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The  scheduled astronaut is Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG
Contact is a go for: Wed  2017-04-19 18:40:43 UTC 82  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.

Message  to US Educators
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station 
Contact  Opportunity 

Call for Proposals 
Proposal Window February 15 –  April 15, 2017 

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 January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. 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 

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15,  2017.  Proposal information 
and documents can be found at  www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact.

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 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 dates and  times of the 
radio contact. 

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 and 
CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in  Space).

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.


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  123
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 and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2017-04-1507:00 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 1130. (***)
Each school counts  as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1091.  (***)
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 2017-04-15 07:00 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.  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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