Introduction

This site will be the focal point for some of the best SSTV images received during Oct 2008 and beyond. Images will be downlinked by ISS on 145.800 MHz. To view some of the received images transmitted from the ISS check out the following Gallery Website . You may also submit images at that website as well.



In addition to SSTV image receptions, reports of planned amateur radio activity using SSTV will be provided.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Swing and a miss

The ARISSat-1 satellite inside the ISS, was to be turned on and use an external antenna in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight. No ground stations reported hearing the signals. AMSAT is working with our Russian partners to determine any problems and assist in correcting them.

The ARISSat-1 signals can be experienced during the 2011 Dayton Hamvention (May 20-22) in the AMSAT booth and around the arena. AMSAT will have the operational prototype running and people there to discuss the satellite and its operation.

Roscosmos has announced that the satellite will be deployed into orbit during the next EVA in llate July of this year.

http://www.arissat1.org/


Friday, April 8, 2011

ARISSat-1 details

AMSAT has sent a bulletin providing information about the activation test for the 50th anniversary of human space flight. See www.amsat.org for all the details.

Monday, April 4, 2011

ARISSat-1 test (part 2)

The Russian team is planning to activate ARISSat-1 from inside the ISS again as part of the commemoration of the 5oth anniversary of the first human in space. The schedule currently lists preparation for activation starting at 1430 UTC on April 11. The system should be active several minutes later and will remain active until 1030 UTC on April 13.

The small satellite is now planned for deployment from the ISS during a Russian EVA in July.