TX Factor

Episode 11

In this special edition, we follow the progress of one Devon School in their attempt to be one of the ten lucky UK schools to link up with Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station. We go behind the scenes with the ARISS team to meet the members and see the technology that helped to make the UK schools' link-ups such a great success.

Calling Major Tim - TX date 26th June 2016

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Tim Peake’s Principia Mission

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of British nationality. He is currently living and working on the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47. Tim has a background as a test pilot and a British Army Air Corps officer. timpeake.esa.int


ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio. ariss.org

British Amateur Television Club

More info can be found at their website, along with details of their excellent Youtube channel and their live streams of ATV repeaters. batc.org.uk

UK Space Agency

The Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. To find out more, click here

European Space Agency 

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. esa.int

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