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Beyond radio contacts & News

August 17, 2019 - Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen Amateure (IK1SLD/HB9A)

An International Space Station random contact has been planned for Luca Parmitano KF5KDP with participants of the Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen Amateure. 
The event is planned Saturday August 17, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 14.07 UTC, which is 16.07 CEST.
The contact will be a operated by IK1SLD (telebridge in Italy, Lat. 45.1152N, Long. 8.4523E, Elev. 118m) + HB9A – Swiss, Lat. 47.164781N, Long. 8.513867E, Elev. 400m. The downlink signals is audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
Moreover, the event will be web streamed from IK1SLD on

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About Beyond mission website & ARISS

The goal of this website is to collect all the amateur radio activities performed by the Italian ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, KF5KDP, during the Beyond mission on board of the International Space Station.

Parmitano is an ISS increment 60/61 member, that will live on the ISS starting from July 2019 to mid December 2019 for his second spaceflight. During the second part of his mission, Expedition 61, Luca will take up the role of International Space Station Commander, becoming the first ever Italian to do so.

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning.