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ARISS STATUS



AMSAT NEWS SERVICE BULLETIN 261.04 FROM AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD, SEPTEMBER 17, 2000
TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS BT
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION/ARISS
Uplink                          to be released
Downlink                        to be released
ARISS initial station launched September 2000 aboard shuttle Atlantis
Status: Non-operational.

The ARISS initial station gear is now temporarily stowed aboard the
Functional Cargo Block module of ISS. The initial station will use an
existing antenna that will be adapted to support 2-meter FM voice and
packet. The ARISS equipment will get a more-permanent home
aboard the Service Module in 2001, along with VHF and UHF antennas.
Plans call for amateur TV, both slow scan and fast scan ATV, a digipeater
and relay stations.

Planning for the deployment and use of the ham system aboard ISS has
been an international effort coordinated by NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center. The effort began in 1996 with the formation of the Amateur Radio
International Space Station organization. ARISS is made up of delegates
from major national Amateur Radio organizations, including AMSAT.

More information about the project can be found on the ARISS web site
at:

http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov
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