Testing new equipment for ISS

| September 30, 2016

The International Space Station is in the final stages of getting an upgrade.

While new equipment has been graciously donated, significant funding has been needed for testing, certification and delivery of the equipment to make sure it meets NASA standards.

Contact between schools and the space station have inspired young people to study science and technology and is one of the more publicised demonstrations of the power of amateur radio to communities that are involved.

Fundraising is critically important to get this radio system ready for flight as it costs almost $200,000 to test and certify for NASA and other space agencies’ standards.

Check out www.amsat.org for more information.

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