During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.

ARISS Status October 9, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Izmir, Turkey School Hosts ARISS Contact
3. Sunita Williams Chats with Malaysian Students
4. ARISS Educator Interviewed
5. ARISS and JOTA at National Scouting Museum
6. Astronaut Training Status
7. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
8. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Tue, 2012 – 10 – 09 10:49

ARISS Status September 24, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Successful Contacts Held
3. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
4. ARISS Status on Social Media
5. ARRL Articles on ARISS
6. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
7. Stonepark Intermediate Announces Upcoming Contact
8. South Florida Science Museum Holds Essay Contest for ARISS Contact

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 10 – 01 12:21

Live broadcast of ISS amateur radio CubeSat Deployment

The deployment of five CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS) is planned for Thursday, September 27 at around 1510 UT and will be broadcast live on the web http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

Four of the CubeSats carry Amateur Radio payloads, they are F-1, FITSAT-1, WE-WISH and TechEdSat. Further information and frequencies at http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=10119

Trevor M5AKA

M5AKA – Wed, 2012 – 09 – 26 14:27

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) - Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette , GA, 1504 UTC on 21 September 2012

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) speaks to students at Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette , GA, USA at 1504 UTC on 21 September 2012 via telebridge station W4LMS. She answered the following questions:

1. What time zone do you use on the ISS?
2. What fuels the Space Station?
3. Does everyone there have a specific job?
4. Describe a normal day on the ISS.
5. How do you perform daily tasks like cooking, eating , and laundry on the Space Station?
6. Other than gravity, what are the differences between life in Space and life on Earth?
7. What landmarks on Earth can you see from space?

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AL0I – Fri, 2012 – 09 – 21 10:45

Joe Acaba (NA1SS) - Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School, Dorado, Puerto Rico on 12 September 2012 at 1728 UTC

Joe Acaba (NA1SS) speaks to students at Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School in Dorado, Puerto Rico on 12 September 2012 at 1728 UTC via telebridge station K6DUE in Maryland. He answered the following questions:

1. ¿Que te gusta comer en la Estación Espacial?
2. Si pudieras remover parte de tu rutina diaria en el espacio, ¿qué sería?
3. ¿Que haces con tu ropa sucia y tu basura?
4. ¿Cómo mantienen la estación Espacial limpia y quien realiza las distintas labores?
5. ¿Como hace para ir al baño en el espacio y que hacen con los desperdicios sólidos?
6. ¿Cómo duermes en el espacio?

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AL0I – Thu, 2012 – 09 – 13 08:57

ARISS Status September 10, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. German Students Delighted with ARISS Contact
3. Girls’ School Speaks with ISS Astronaut
4. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Tue, 2012 – 09 – 11 11:38

ARISS contact planned with school in Germany

ARISS

ARISS contact planned with school in Germany

Friday August 31, 2012 at 11.23 UTC, which is 13.23 CEST, an ARISS contact is planned with Megina Gymnasium Mayen, Germany

This will be a direct radio contact operated by DN1PU.

Downlink signals from the International Space Station will be audible over Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.

73, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF
ARISS Chairman

LZ4SC – Tue, 2012 – 08 – 28 03:50

Amateur Radio TV and CW beacons for ISS

ARISS

ARISS are hoping to establish an amateur radio 2.4 GHz TV beacon and a CW beacon on the International Space Station.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 12:09

André Kuipers: bringing space a little closer to home

ISS News

Dutch astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth on Sunday after spending over six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 12:05

Radio hams swap places on the ISS

ISS News

Three Expedition 32 crew members to the International Space Station
are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M from the Baikonur
Space Center in Kazakhstan on July 15.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 11:41