CRS-10 mission to ISS to launch

| February 24, 2017

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched at 1439UTC on 19 February.

Included was an ARISS Ericsson two metre VHF radio.

This radio will replace the Ericsson radio that failed a few months ago.

The VHF radio is used for school group contacts and amateur packet radio in the Columbus module.

Once the Dragon vehicle is berthed to ISS, the Ericsson will be un-stowed and, at some point, installed in Columbus, replacing the UHF radio that is now supporting APRS packet and some school contacts.

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