Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunities.
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ARISS New Release No 22-09
7:08 PM (19 minutes ago)
Please pass this information to schools in your area that may have an
interest in pursuing a school “Amateur Radio on the International Space
Station” contact project.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Message to US Educators:
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity
Call for Proposals
New Proposal Window is February 21, 2022 to March 31, 2022
February 16, 2022
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, 2023 and June 30, 2023. 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 March 31, 2022
Proposal information and more details such as expectations, proposal
guidelines and the proposal form can be found at
An ARISS Introductory Webinar session will be held on March 3, 2022, at
8 PM ET. The Eventbrite link to sign up is:
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 with the support of NASA
and space agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe present
educational organizations with this opportunity. The ham radio
organizations’ volunteer efforts provide the equipment and operational
support to enable communication between crew on the ISS and students
around the world using Amateur Radio.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A