• [AMSAT-UK] 20th anniversary of first amateur radio operation from ISS

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    20th anniversary of first amateur radio operation from ISS

    Posted: 13 Nov 2020 05:46 AM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2020/11/13/20th-anniversary-of-first-amateur-radio-operation-from-iss/

    International Space Station Image Credit NASA

    On November 13, 2000, the ISS Expedition-1 crew turned on the ARISS
    Ericsson radio for the first time and completed several contacts with ARISS ground stations around the world to validate the radio communications

    These inaugural contacts launched an incredible two-decade operations
    journey on ISS, enabling ARISS to inspire, engage and educate our next generation of explorers and provide the ham radio community a platform for lifelong learning and experimentation.

    In celebration of the ISS 20th anniversary, ARISS was part of an ISS
    Research and Development Conference Panel session entitled “20 years of
    STEM Experiments on the ISS.” The video below, developed for this panel session, describes our program, celebrates our 20th anniversary, conveys
    some key lessons learned over the past 20 years and describes the ARISS team’s vision for the future. Enjoy watching!

    20 years of continuous operations is a phenomenal accomplishment. But what makes it even more extraordinary is that ARISS has achieved this through hundreds of volunteers that are passionate in “paying it forward” to our youth and ham radio community. On behalf of the ARISS International team, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to every volunteer that has made ARISS such an amazing success over the past 20 years. Your passion, drive, creativity and spirit made it happen!!

    Congratulations ARISS team!!!

    Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO

    ARISS International Chair
    Watch ARISS 20th Anniversary

    Source ARISS https://www.ariss.org/

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