ARISS - NOT Just in North America

Clint Bradford

Most of us are familiar with the efforts of ARISS in North America (ARISS-NA) in their 
quest to obtain and deploy amateur radio aboard the ISS - as well as coordinating 
those wonderful ISS contacts with schools across the planet.

And that's where this post comes in. We have our ARISS-NA site at ...

But ARISS is very active in other parts of the world. From ARISS-NA's Web site:

You will find more information about ARISS in the language indicated
on the Web sites hosted by ARISS amateur radio partners linked below.

The following International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) societies and Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) organizations participate in ARISS. 

  • Belgium: Union Royale Belge Des Amateurs-Emetteurs (UBA) , AMSAT-Belgium
  • Canada: Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), AMSAT-NA
  • France: Reseau des Emetteurs Francais (REF-Union), AMSAT Francophone
  • Germany: Deutscher Amateur Radio Club e. V. (DARC)
  • Italy: Associazione Radioamatori Italioni (ARI), AMSAT-Italia
  • Japan: Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL), JAMSAT
  • Lebanon: Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL)
  • Malta: Malta Amateur Radio League (MARL)
  • Netherlands: Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland VERON
  • Poland: Polski Związek Krótkofalowców (PZK)
  • Portugal: Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (REP)
  • Russia: Soyuz Radioljubitelei Rossii (SRR), AMSAT-RU
  • Sweden: AMSAT-SM
  • Switzerland: Union Schweizerisscher Kurzwellen-Amateure USKA
  • United Kingdom: Radio Society of Great Britain RSGB, AMSAT-UK
  • USA: American Radio Relay League (ARRL), AMSAT-NA

The following space agencies are ARISS partners.

  • Canada: Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  • Europe: European Space Agency (ESA), including participating members:
                Belgium:  Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BSPO)
                Denmark: Danish National Space Center (DNSC)
                France: Centre national d'études spatiales / National Centre for Space Studies ( CNES)
                Germany: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
                Italy: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana / The Italian Space Agency (ASI)
                Netherlands: Netherlands Space Office (NSO)
                Norway: Norwegian Space Centre (NSC)
                Spain: Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
                Sweden: Swedish National Space Board (SNSB)
                Switzerland: State Secretariat for Education and Research (SERI)
                United Kingdom: UK Space Agency (UKSA)
  • Japan: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • USA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA