Successful ARISS contact with Swiss school


An ARISS School Contact was scheduled Monday 7 March at 14:34 UTC (15:34 CEWT) for Schulhaus Dorf, Richterswil, Switzerland. This radio contact was a success.

Catherine Coleman, KC5ZTH answered 22 questions and exchanged greetings with the students and the audience.

The Swiss broadcaster Radio Central presented a reportage of the event. The audio recording of this reportage is appended to this News Bulletin, archived at

Congratulations to groundstation operator Mario Malacarne, HB9IRM.

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard 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.




Gaston Bertels, ON4WF

ARISS Chairman


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Audio recording