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2010-12-27 ARISS Status



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
December 27, 2010


1. ISS Astronaut Sends Birthday Greetings to ARISS 

On December 21, ARISS celebrated its tenth anniversary of the first school contact. The first contact was made with Burbank School in Illinois on December 21, 2000. Since that time, ARISS has performed 565 successful contacts with school children around the world. ESA astronaut Päolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, from onboard the ISS, wished ARISS a Happy Birthday. His photo presenting his birthday wishes is available for download from:
www.ariss-eu.org/Nespoli_10ARISS.jpg

ARRL also covered this story.  See: http://www.arrl.org/news/italian-astronaut-conveys-birthday-greetings-to-ariss-from-space

2. ARISS International Team Meeting Held

The monthly ARISS International Team meeting was held on Tuesday, December 21. Topics of discussion included ARISS' tenth anniversary, the upcoming face to face meeting and a status on the Columbus module equipment as well as ARISSat-1. To view the minutes, see: https://www.rac.ca/ariss/arisstel2010-12-21.htm

3. AMSAT Article on 10th Anniversary of ARISS

The AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service bulletin (ANS-360) posted an article on the tenth anniversary of ARISS. See: 
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/amsat-bb/48hour/msg82907.html



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