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Amateur Radio contact with the International Space Station

Ten schools were short listed for a direct contact with Tim Peake on-board the ISS during the Principia mission after a competition was run in collaboration between the UK Space Agency, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and European Space Agency (ESA).

Wellesley House was selected and hosted a direct amateur radio link up with the ISS during a two day space extravaganza. The ARISS UK Operations team supported the effort by supplying the required radio equipment to carry out the contact and the necessary technical expertise.