Upcoming SpaceX Mission

Clint Bradford

From ARISS ...

The spouse of ARISS Hardware team member Ed Krome, K9EK, pointed out that the ARISS next generation radio system (InterOperable Radio System--IORS) is prominently described as a primary payload (note:  not secondary) on the SpaceX CRS-20 mission which will be launched no earlier than March 6(ET).
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The ARISS Team wants to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you that have contributed to helping us realize this major milestone.  

It should be noted that the ARISS hardware team is still very busy on IORS
development and final certification.  While certified for launch and stowage
on ISS,  are still in deep into the final certification of the IORS for
flight operations.  Also, our build of the second flight unit is in progress
in Florida and San Diego.  So while CRS-20 represents the launch of SN
1001-our first flight unit--it also represents the beginning of the "ARISS
factory build" and certification of all 10 units.  

ARISS-helping AMSAT and all our partners keep Amateur Radio in Space!  

Note:  November 13, 2020 will represent the 20th year of ARISS continuous
amateur radio operation on ISS!!

73,  Frank KA3HDO


Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO

ISS Ham Radio Program Manager & PI

ARISS International Chair

AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs

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