[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-12-12 18:00 UTC

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Tue Dec 12 18:00:42 UTC 2017

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2017-12-12  18:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Summa-Aldapeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, direct via  EG2SMA 
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS 
The  scheduled astronaut is Joe Acaba KE5DAR
Contact was successful: Tue  2017-12-12 13:01:28 UTC 84 deg (***)
Watch for live stream at    http://www.summa-aldapeta.com/ISS/ 

Taipei Municipal Ximen  Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., direct 
via TBD 
The ISS callsign is  presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Mark Vande Hei  KG5GNP (***)
Contact is a go for: Thu 2017-12-21 08:49:07 UTC 72 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 126  
Gaston ON4WF with 123
Sergey RV3DR with  100

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  Out of date  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 2017-12-12 18:00 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 1199. (***)
Each school counts  as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1148.  (***)  
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 2017-12-12 18:00 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.  52 on orbit
Randy Bresnik
Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
Sergey  Ryazanskiy

Exp. 53 on orbit
Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP
Alexander  Misurkin
Joe Acaba  KE5DAR


Charlie  Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team  mentors

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