01 Oct.2017 Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA at HAM Radio station in Columbus module
13 Feb. 2017 Thomas Pesquet is talking with students via HAMTV & HAM Radio from Columbus module
Tim Peake KG5BVI is talking with students via HAMTV & HAM Radio from Columbus module
ARISS contact with WRC-15 from the ITU amateur radio station 4U1ITU
25 Aug. 2013 Luca Parmitano is talking with students via HAM Radio from Columbus module
HAM TV Project
Samantha Cristoforetti is talking with students via HAM Radio from Columbus module
IK1SLD Telebridge Station operated by Claudio IK1SLD and Max IW1CNF (SK)
27 Feb. 2012 André Kuipers is talking with students via HAM Radio from Service module
ON4ISS Telebridge Station operated by Philippe ON5PV
8 Jan. 2011 Paolo Nespoli is talking with students via HAM Radio from Service module
22 Apr. 2010 Frank De Winne and Students at European Parliament talk via HAM Radio with ISS
24 Nov. 2009 Frank De Winne is talking with students via HAM Radio from Service module
13 Jun. 2006 Students at ESC talk with ISS via HAM Radio
18 Apr. 2005 Roberto Vittori is talking with students via HAM Radio from Service module
ARISS antennas on Columbus module

Welcome on board

The International Space Station, presently nearly complete, is permanently manned by teams of astronauts and cosmonauts. Most have an amateur radio licence.

Amateur Radio societies from the ISS partner countries, in USA, Canada, Russia, Europe and Japan, have set up ARISS - Amateur Radio on International Space Station.

ARISS is a volunteering working group devoted to develop and put into operation the onboard amateur radio station. ARISS-Europe is the European branch of ARISS.

ARISS presentation by Gaston Bertels, ON4WF - 5th Polish-Wide Conference of Contributors & Sympathizers in ARISS - 17 Oct., 2015, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland ARISS presentation on Youtube

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After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli landed safely in Kazakhstan Monday, May 23 2011.

Expedition 26/27 established a new ARISS record, working 77 schools in 68 radio contacts during the mission. Paolo Nespoli answered questions of students from 45 different schools, setting a new ARISS record for a single astronaut.

But Paolo Nespoli did more. He managed 13 double contacts, continuing the dialogue with the students during the following orbit. This was his initiative, a proof of his interest in educational outreach. During the ARISS contacts with the schools (Italian and other) Paolo Nespoli established a very special relationship with all participants who perceived his enthusiasm and his engagement to do ARISS contacts and to establish a dialogue with the young generation. Paolo did a great job as radio amateur and communicator.

This is an outstanding example of passion and enthusiasm for ARISS activities on behalf of an astronaut attentive to the educational objectives of the ARISS program and demonstrating the possibilities of amateur radio.


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From December 2010 to May 2011, Paolo Nespoli, ESA's Italian astronaut serving as flight engineer for Expeditions 26 and 27 on International Space Station.  

During six-month mission of MagISStra mission Paolo Nespoli, ESA's Italian astronaut, carried out an intensive programme of experiments, included participating in docking operations to receive two cargo spacecraft: Europe’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Johannes Kepler, and the second Japanese HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV).

As part of his educational programme, children had the chance to follow an international initiative built around health, well-being and nutrition as well as a special greenhouse activity in space. During the MagISStra mission, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA performed 37 successful ARISS contacts with the (45) following schools:


Date/Time UTC Direct/Telebridge School Name City Country
2011-01-08 12:21 direct Università degli studi di Bari "Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza" Bari Italy
2011-01-12 10:54 direct Istituto Comprensivo Marco Polo-Viani Scuola Secondaria 1° Grado AND Istituto Suore Mantellate Viareggio Italy
2011-01-15 09:02 direct Istituto Comprensivo Via Toscana 2 Civitavecchia Rome Italy
2011-01-18 13:37 direct Corrado Melone AND Istituto Comprensivo Ilaria Alpi Ladispoli Italy
2011-01-25 07:11 direct Istituto Comprensivo "Marco da Melo" Mel Italy
2011-01-29 10:31 direct Primary "Alessandro Cialdi" Civitavecchia Italy
2011-01-31 19:26 telebridge Arsaniq School Kangiqsujuaq Canada
2011-02-01 07:02 direct Collège Joseph Chassigneux Vinay France
2011-02-10 08:31 telebridge Istituto Comprensivo Statale "E. Fermi - A. Oggioni" Villasanta Italy
2011-02-12 15:07 telebridge National Institute for Astrophysics - Astronomical Observatory of Bologna Bologna Italy
2011-02-17 10:33 telebridge Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Claudio Varalli" and Liceo Scientifico Salvador Allende Milano Italy
2011-02-19 11:43 telebridge Experiencing Learning "Imparare Sperimentando" San Quirino Italy
2011-02-22 09:12 direct Nishibori Eizaburo Memorial Explorer Museum Radio Club Higashiomi Japan
2011-03-02 01:20 telebridge McKay State High School Mackay Australia
2011-03-03 14:17 direct Technological Centre for Innovation in Communications (CeTIC)Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Las Palmas Spain
2011-03-08 11:50 direct ICS "Marco D’oggiono" Oggiono Italy
2011-03-12 10:22 direct Scuola Media Statale "Francesco d’Assisi" AND Scuola 3 Circolo Didattico Don Lorenzo Milani Modugno Italy
2011-03-14 15:44 direct Fair Lawn High School Fair Lawn USA
2011-03-17 14:05 direct Luitpold-Gymnasium Muenchen Munich Germany
2011-03-19 08:38 direct SIP Cossar / Da Vinci AND Elena Guerra Middle School Gorizia / Rome Italy
2011-03-23 12:15 direct Istituto Comprensivo di Verano Brianza - Scuola Media Verano Brianza Italy
2011-03-26 08:53 direct Istituto Comprensivo "G.Manzi AND Istituzione Scolalstica "Saint-Roch" Civitavecchia / Aosta Italy
2011-03-30 14:56 direct Canterbury High School Ottawa Canada
2011-04-02 08:34 direct Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Leonardo da Vinci" AND Istituto Comprensivo Scolastico "G. Tedeschi" Pratola Peligna Italy
2011-04-04 07:52 direct Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Fermi" Lucca Italy
2011-04-06 07:10 direct Scuola Primaria III Circolo "Tiro a Segno" AND Scuola Primaria "Viale della Vittoria" Fermo / Montecosaro Italy
2011-04-13 16:10 telebridge Hopewell Ave Public School Ottawa Canada
2011-04-14 08:49 telebridge Istituto Sociale Torino Italy
2011-04-18 12:25 direct Primary School "Dante Alighieri" De Neuquen Neuquen - Patagonia Argentina
2011-04-23 09:13 telebridge Istituto Comprensivo Dedalo 2000 – Scuola secondaria di Cingia de’ Botti (CR) Solarolo Rainerio Italy
2011-04-28 07:04 telebridge Italian Air Force Academy Pozzuoli Italy
2011-04-29 15:56 telebridge Scuola Secondaria I Grado "M.Maccioni" Nuoro Italy
2011-05-06 18:19 direct Greenville Elementary School Greenville USA
2011-05-07 11:05 direct Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Enrico Mattei " Maglie Italy
2011-05-07 12:39 direct Turin Flying Institute Caselle Torinese Italy
2011-05-12 09:57 direct Tecnico Industriale Statale "Gerolamo e Margherita Montani" Fermo Italy
2011-05-14 09:05 direct Primary school "Pasquale Luisi", Castelluccio Valmaggiore AND Secondaria Di 1° Grado "Virgilio" Foggia / Castelluccio Italy


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From 23 October to 7 November 2007, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli flew as a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-120 flight to the International Space Station.

The Esperia mission was undertaken as an Italian Space Agency (ASI) flight opportunity, stemming from their agreement with NASA for the provision of 3 Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules.

During the Esperia mission, ESa astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA performed 3 successful ARISS contacts with the following schools:



Date/Time UTC Direct/Telebridge School Name City Country
2007-10-29 08:23 direct IIS Deambrosis-Natta Sestri Levante Italy
2007-10-29 09:59 direct Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila L’Aquila Italy
2007-10-31 07:33 direct Liceo Scientifico G.Galilei and : ITI-LST Mottura Civitavecchia and Caltanisetta Italy