ARISS News Release                                                                                                   No.22-29

Dave Jordan, AA4KN


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9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process


May 13, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the January-June 2023 window. A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact with crew on the ISS. The primary goal of the ARISS program is to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and raise their awareness of space communications, radio communications, space exploration, and related areas of study and career possibilities.


The ARISS program anticipates that NASA will be able to provide scheduling opportunities for the 9 US host organizations during the January-June 2023 time period. They are now at work completing an acceptable equipment plan that demonstrates their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once their equipment plan is approved by the ARISS Technical Mentors, the final selected schools/organizations will be scheduled as their availability and flexibility match up with the scheduling opportunities offered by NASA.


The schools and host organizations are:

Brentwood Elementary School of Engineering


Raleigh, NC


Cache County School District


Millville, UT


Council Rock High School South


Holland, PA


Fairview Elementary


Olathe, KS


Lana’i High and Elementary School


Lana’i City, HI


Montross Middle School


Montross, VA


Norwich Free Academy


Norwich, CT


Stone Magnet Middle School


Melbourne, Fl


West Michigan Aviation Academy, High School

Grand Rapids, MI





About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab-Space Station Explorers, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) and NASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities take part in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see



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