Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report February 15, 2010
1. Astronaut Training Status
Astronaut Ron Garan participated in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program training session and plans to study for his amateur radio license. He is scheduled to fly with the Expedition 27 crew in March 2011.
Expedition 23 cosmonauts, both prime and backup crew members, received training on the ARISS radio equipment. See: http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2010/photo_02-05.html
2. ARRL QST Covers ARISS News
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) published an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) news item in its March 2010 issue of QST. Under "This Just In" is an item about the record number of ARISS educational activities coordinated in 2009. The ARRL monthly journal has a circulation of 150,000.
3. ARISSat-1 Meeting to be Held
ARISS members will meet Monday and Tuesday, February 15 - 16 in Orlando, Florida for a Design and Safety Review of ARISSat-1. The team will use this meeting to prepare for the upcoming Safety Review Panel and will ensure all required analyses and test verifications have been performed.