Tag: NASA

Astronaut Radio Amateurs Set for Spacewalks

Radio amateurs on the International Space Station (ISS) crew will conduct two extra-vehicular activities — EVAs, or spacewalks — in January to upgrade the orbiting outpost’s electrical power system. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, of NASA will perform the first spacewalk on January 6, with the work continuing […]

Eleven US Schools, Organizations Advance to Next Stage of ARISS Ham Contact Selection

ARRL and AMSAT — the US managing partners of the Amateur Radio of the International Space Station (ARISS) program — have announced that 11 schools or organizations submitting proposals have been selected to advance to the next stage of planning to host scheduled Amateur Radio contacts with ISS crew members next year. ARISS’s primary goal […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #928

Edition # 928 – Release date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #928 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 10, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #927

Edition # 927 – Release date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #927 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 3, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

ARISS Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Plans for Future of Amateur Radio in Human Spaceflight

ARISS-International delegates met November 15-18 at the International Space Center Conference Facility in Houston, Texas, to celebrate 20 years of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and to continue planning for the years ahead. More than 50 delegates and guests from Russia, Japan, Italy, German, the UK, and North America took part, and […]

Ham Astronaut Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, Poised to Set Time-in-Space Record

New ISS crew members Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy are settling in on board the International Space Station this week. The trio headed into space on November 17 for a 6-month stay. Welcoming the Expedition 50/51 crew members were Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and crew members Sergey Ryzhikov […]

NASA discovers mysterious electron superhighway above Earth

Some electrons are speeding above Earth’s surface at nearly the speed of light, and NASA isn’t sure why. According to a new study, the tiny, charged particles were found accelerating to high speeds in an unexpected part of space, farther from Earth than previously realized. The region these fast electrons were found in, known as […]

via HACKADAY: Listening to Jupiter on a DIY Radio

If you want to get started with radio astronomy, Jupiter is one of the easiest celestial objects to hear from Earth. [Vasily Ivanenko] wanted to listen, and decided to build a modular radio receiver for the task. So far he’s written up six of the eight planned blog posts. The system uses an LNA, a […]

ARISS-International to Mark 20 Years at Houston “Face-to-Face” Meeting

ARISS-International will celebrate its 20th anniversary when it meets in Houston on November 15. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, noted that an international group interested in installing and operating an Amateur Radio station on the International Space Station first met in November 1996 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Amateur […]

via the ARRL: Apparent ARISS Radio Failure Prompts Shift to Russian Service Module Ham Gear

The VHF handheld transceiver that the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has used to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 16 years has begun to display an error message and is unusable at this time. While the ARISS technical team evaluates the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #917

Week of September 24, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download the program here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR917HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: • Momentum for Senate to pass Amateur Radio Parity Act gaining • AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL • 630m distance record set […]

via the ARRL: One Radio Amateur Among Expedition 49/50 Crew Members Headed to ISS

Three Expedition 49/50 crew members will head to the International Space Station on Friday, September 23. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko will head into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will spend approximately 5 months aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February. Kimbrough, […]

via the ARRL: Lunar-Orbiting Ham Radio Satellite Could Result from NASA Cube Quest Challenge

A NASA Cube Quest Challenge (CQC) team partnered with AMSAT-NA is among the five CQC teams to receive $20,000 each from the space agency as part of a competition that could lead to a lunar-orbiting Amateur Radio satellite. The Ragnarok Industries Nano-Satellite Company team, comprised of former NASA Goddard Space Flight Center PhD engineering interns, […]

via the ARRL: RadFxSat/Fox-1B Launch Now Set for March 2017

AMSAT has announced that the launch of RadFxSat/Fox-1B has been rescheduled for March 16, 2017. RadFxSat will ride as one of the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIV secondary payloads aboard the NASA Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket from Vandenberg AFB in California. The […]

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