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Contact with Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station

The ARISS UK Operations team are delighted to announce that the amateur radio contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire has now been confirmed for Thursday, May 5 at 0808 GMT (9:08 am BST) with Tim Peake GB1SS on the International Space Station

The contact should be receivable on 145.800 MHz FM over the British Isles and Western Europe and webcast on the ARISS Principia website.

The event is a coup for the school which is the only one in Yorkshire to be selected for the Amateur Radio on ISS link-up.

Ashfield was chosen following a lengthy application process involving schools across the country. Its bid was led by staff member Michael Ross M6FFK, through his links with Otley Amateur Radio Society (OARS) and supported by BBC One Show scientist – and Otley resident – Dr Marty Jopson.

Otley Amateur Radio Society members have worked extremely hard to support this bid, going into school to work with children on several occasions and backing the overall submission and it is very much appreciated by the school.

The contact can also be watched livestreamed https://principia.ariss.org/live/