Columbus Ham Radio Powered-On


Joe Acaba KE5DAR

NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, and his two Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, RN3DT, and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, RN3BS, arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) this week.

They joined the three other radio amateurs on the ISS – Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko, RN3DX, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Don Pettit, KD5MDT, of NASA and Flight Engineer Andrei Kuipers, PI9ISS, of the European Space Agency.

A status report video released by NASA for May 14-18 notes that Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, powered on the ham radio in the ESA Columbus module. The ham radio reference occurs 09:05 into the video.


Watch ISS Update: Weekly Recap for May 14-18, 2012

The NASA ISS daily status report for May 18 notes that Joe KE5DAR also powered on the ham radio station in the Russian Service Module.

Listening to the International Space Station