SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-241.04 David Taylor W8AAS Appointed AMSAT's US Delegate to ARISS-International
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 241.04
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
August 29, 2010 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-241.04
AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW has appointed David Taylor, W8AAS of Columbia, MD as AMSAT's US delegate to ARISS-International (ARISS-I). Dave replaces Barry Baines, WD4ASW who was holding the position temporarily following the resignation of Will Marchant, WC6ROL in 2009. ARISS is 'Amateur Radio on the International Space Station'.
Barry noted, "I am pleased to appoint Dave, W8AAS as our new ARISS- International delegate. Dave has extensive experience with the ARISS program, having participated as a trainer and procedure writer, ground station operator, school contact mentor and operations coordinator. His extensive knowledge of day-to-day operations of ARISS coupled with his exposure to the workings of ARISS-I as an observer as well as sup- porting the efforts of past AMSAT human spaceflight activities makes him well qualified to serve as AMSAT's representative and advocate for amateur radio in space."
Dave was first licensed in 1970 and has been involved with SAREX/ARISS since 2000. He holds an Extra Class amateur radio license.
ARISS-I is a working group consisting of a consortium of national amateur radio organizations and AMSAT organizations of the host countries represented on the International Space Station. ARISS-I serves as the 'unified voice of amateur radio' in working with the space agencies that manage the ISS. Since ARISS is international in scope, the team coordinates locally with their respective space agency (e.g. ESA, NASA, JAXA, CSA, and the Russian Space Agency) and as an international team through ARISS working group meetings, teleconferences and through electronic mail.
In North America, the US delegates are Rosalie White, K1STO (appoint- ed by the ARRL) and David Taylor, W8AAS (appointed by AMSAT). The Canadian delegates are Daniel Lamoureux, VE2KA (appointed by Radio Amateurs of Canada) and Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG (appointed by AMSAT). In addition there are four European delegates, two Japan- ese delegates, and two Russian delegates. The Chairman of ARRIS-I is Gaston Bertels, ON4WF.
Information on the activities of ARISS can be found at: http://www.rac.ca/ariss/oindex.htm
[ANS thanks AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW and ARISS-International for the above information]
-- 73 de JoAnne K9JKM [email protected] Editor, AMSAT News Service Copy Editor, AMSAT Journal