[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-03-31 00:30 UTC

AJ9N at aol.com AJ9N at aol.com
Tue Mar 31 01:26:43 UTC 2015

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-03-31  00:30 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

CEPES, Jodoigne, Belgium, telebridge via K6DUE and Mimar  Sinan Özel Okullar
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
Watch for live simulcast via Echolink and IRLP.  (***)

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 will 
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 will 
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  ISS?  
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 100 

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  Out of date  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 2015-03-31 00:30 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 a 
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 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 
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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