Two Radio Amateurs are Among Three New ISS Crew Members

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 53-54 crewmembers pose for pictures Aug. 28 during pre-launch training activities in front of their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft. Joe Acaba of NASA (left), Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos (center) and Mark Vande Hei of NASA (right) will launch Sept. 13 on the Soyuz […]

ARISS Reports ISS Packet System is Down

The aging Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system on 145.825 MHz appears to have stopped functioning altogether, after experiencing some recent problems, and restoring it to operation could take months. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said the packet system, located in the Columbus module, started to act up late […]