[sarex] ARISS News Release 15-06

David H Jordan aa4kndhj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 16:06:36 UTC 2015

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*Tuesday, February 17, 2015*

*David Jordan, AA4KN*


aa4kn at amsat.org

This is a copy of an ARRL news release from
Debra Johnson - Education Services Manager
ARRL - The National Association of Amateur Radio

*ARISS School Proposal Window is now Open*

*February 17, 2015* — ARISS is now accepting proposals for U.S. schools
wishing to schedule contacts between their students and the International
Space Station for the next cycle. Details on submitting proposals can be
found below in the attached ARRL News Release.

This is a copy of an ARRL news release from
Debra Johnson - Education Services Manager
ARRL - The National Association of Amateur Radio

*Message to US Educators *

*Amateur Radio on the International Space Station *

*Contact Opportunity *

*Call for Proposals *

*Proposal Window February 15 – April 15, 2015 *

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, 2016 and June 30, 2016*. 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 plan.

*The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2015.  *Proposal
information and documents can be found at

*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 and educators 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

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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 contact dates and times.

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.

*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 www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact.  Please direct any questions
to ariss at arrl.org.

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David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org

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