Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Second Interoperable Radio System for ARISS Contacts Installed on Space Station

(NASA photo)
Astronauts participating in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program (ARISS) will soon have a second interoperable amateur station available for making contacts with schools and other groups. 

According to the AMSAT News Service, a new Kenwood TM-D710GA transceiver – delivered to the space station back in February – was installed in the station’s Russian segment in late May by Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, providing a second platform from which crew members may conduct ARISS contacts.