via the ARRL: Application Window Opens on September 1 for Prospective ISS Ham Radio Contact Hosts

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organizations — individually or working in concert — to host Amateur Radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. The window to accept proposals opens on September 1, and the deadline to submit a proposal is November 1. ARISS anticipates that contacts will take place between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. The ARRL website includes proposal information and documents.

To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS seeks proposals from schools and organizations that can draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Each FM-voice contact lasts about 10 minutes — the length of a typical overhead ISS pass from horizon to horizon.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources