First Element of ARISS Next Generation Radio System Readied for Launch on SpaceX CRS-20
First Element of ARISS Next Generation Radio System Readied for Launch on SpaceX CRS-20 by Frank Bauer
https://www.amsat.org/first-element-of-ariss-next-generation-radio-system-readied-for-launch-on-spacex-crs-20/ (sourced and republished from RSS feeds)
During this Holiday Season, when the spirit of giving and receiving gifts reigns high, ARISS received a special gift and delivered a phenomenal gift to the international community. This occurred on Thursday December 19, 2019.
Our international gift to all—students, STEM education, the public and the amateur radio community—was the historic transfer of the first Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit, serial number 1001, to NASA Johnson Space Center for launch on SpaceX CRS-20. The special gift received by ARISS was the approval from NASA Safety to launch the IORS on SpaceX CRS-20 and stow the radio system on the International Space Station. December 19, 2019 was truly a banner day for ARISS! […continue reading full article]