ARISS Europe Term of Reference

I. Definition

1. ARISS is the common working group of the national amateur radio and amateur satellite radio societies involved in Amateur Radio operations on board the International Space Station (ISS).

2. ARISS-Europe is a subgroup of the ARISS working group.


II. Object

3. The object of ARISS-Europe is :


III. Membership

4. Membership of ARISS-Europe shall consist of :

5. According to the Memory of Understanding established in Noordwijk, the Netherlands on March 27, 2000 the founding members of ARISS-Europe are :

6. Other societies as defined sub 4. are invited to join ARISS-Europe.


IV. Administration

7. ARISS-Europe is administered by a board consisting of :

8. The members of the board are elected for two years terms. They can be re-elected.

9. The renewal of the board is to be organised by the chairman every uneven year :

10. All ARISS administrative work is done by e-mail.

11. The chairman may convene a meeting if at least five members agree. The agenda shall be circulated at least two weeks in advance.

12. Every member may ask the chairman for a meeting.

13. As far as possible, the ARISS-Europe administration shall be done on a no-cost basis.


V. Projects and activities

14. Groups or individuals volunteering to build equipment, carry out technical or operational service, develop procedures, etc. shall present their candidature to a member of ARISS-Europe. Only proposals introduced by members to the ARISS-Europe board will be taken into consideration.

15. Any project shall be fully documented. A feasability study and a funding plan are required. Compliance with Amateur Radio rules is a prerequisite.

16. To be accepted, a project has to be approved by at least fifty percent of the ARISS-Europe members.

17. Approved projects shall be presented to ARISS.

18. ARISS approved projects are to be promoted by the members.


VI. Funding and Expenses

19. Any expenses related to any project shall be duly budgetted.

20. Members may decide to participate to the funding of a common project.

21. Administrative and travel expenses shall be covered by each participating member.

22. No fee or any form of contribution may be imposed on the members.

23. Donations may be accepted to contribute to the funding.


Adopted by the founding members, July 1 st , 2000