[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-03-19 19:30 UTC

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Thu Mar 19 19:44:47 UTC 2015

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-03-19  19:30  UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Collège  Paul Langevin, Saint Junien, France, direct via  F8KFZ/P and Ecole 
La  Malmaison”, Rueil-Malmaison, France, direct via  F6KFA/p
The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS
The scheduled  astronaut is  Samantha Cristoforetti IZØUDF
Contact was successful: Thu  2015-03-19  08:17:56 UTC
Should be simulcast at   http://radiof6kfa.free.fr/ariss-3/ariss-3.htm

CEPES, Jodoigne,   Belgium, telebridge via K6DUE and Mimar Sinan Özel 
ı, İstanbul,  Turkey,  telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to  be NA1SS  (***)
The scheduled astronaut is Samantha Cristoforetti  IZØUDF
Contact is  a go for: Wed 2015-04-01 09:20:45 UTC 49 deg   (***)

From   2015-05-11 to 2015-06-14, there will be no US Operational Segment  
(USOS)  hams on board ISS.  So any schools contacts during this  period 
conducted by the ARISS Russia   team.

From   2015-11-05 to 2015-12-06, there will be no US Operational Segment  
(USOS)  hams on board ISS.  So any schools contacts during this  period 
conducted by the ARISS Russia   team.

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.    

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   

If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website  for  complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham   Video.                     

ARISS   congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 


Gaston ON4WF with 119 
Francesco IKØWGF  with  112
Satoshi 7M3TJZ with   107

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  Out of date   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 8061 date 
time format   YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as  of 2015-03-19 19:30 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 964. (***)
Each school counts as  1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is  931.  (***)
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same  time  slot.
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is  46.

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.


US   Hams, did you miss the proposal window for October 17 to December 15,  

The next call for proposals to host an ARISS contact is  coming  up in 
February, 2015.

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 
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 
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.

The  Opportunity
Crew members aboard the International  Space Station will  participate in 
scheduled Amateur Radio contacts.  These radio contacts are  approximately 
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 satellite communication,   wireless 
technology, and radio science. Because of the nature of human   spaceflight 
the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the  ISS,  organizations 
demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes  in contact  dates and 
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 
More Information
Interested parties can find more   information about the program at 
www.ariss.org and www.arrl.org/ARISS.  More  details on expectations, 
proposal guidelines and  proposal form,  and dates and times of Information 
Sessions are  available at  www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact. Please 
any questions to  ariss at arrl.org.    

The   following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:  
Arkansas,  Delaware, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont,  
Wyoming,  American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, and the  Virgin  


QSL   information may be found at:    


The   successful school list has been updated as of 2015-03-19 19:30   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.   42/43 on orbit
Terry Virts 
Anton Shkaplerov
Samantha  Cristoforetti   IZØUDF


Charlie    Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors   

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