RSGB supports ISS work in schools

| March 20, 2015

International Space StationThe Radio Society of Great Britain has announced its participation in a programme designed to enthuse and encourage young people throughout the United Kingdom into amateur radio and a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station in November of this year and will spend six months working and living on board the ISS.

Tim has issued a challenge to school pupils to contact him on board the ISS via amateur radio through a scheduled amateur radio on the International Space Station or ARISS contact.

The RSGB is delighted to announce that schools, who apply successfully to be part of this exciting programme, will be able to put forward students to represent them by making the radio call to Tim on orbit.

These students will have to obtain their Full Amateur Radio Licence to be eligible to operate the radio and one lucky student at each ARISS amateur radio contact will be responsible for making contact with the space station.

The RSGB will assist schools taking part in this programme by providing training courses to help students obtain their amateur radio licence and, in partnership with ARISS, will provide all necessary technical support. More information can be found on the National STEM Centre website.

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