Tim in training on the ARISS equipment

ARISS, and the UK Operations Team for ARISS, are delighted to announce that the first four ARISS contacts between UK schools and Astronaut Tim Peake have now been identified and are as follows:-

Between 4th and 10th January 2016 – Sandringham School, St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Between 8th and 14th February 2016 – Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth.

Between 15th and 21st February 2016 – Oasis Academy Brightstowe, Bristol.

Between 22nd and 28th February 2016 – City of Norwich Schools, Norwich.

Tim will be operating the amateur radio equipment on the International Space Station as GB1SS and each school will have its own Special Event call sign.

We will not know the exact planned time for each contact until approximately ten days prior to the contact so make sure and follow this site for further announcements,

Further information, and details of other possibilities for the remaining schools on the shortlist, will be available early in January 2016.