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.

Friday, December 11, 2020

ARISS 20 years of operations on ISS (SSTV event)

 An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for late December. This will be a special SSTV event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARISS operations on the ISS. The event is scheduled to begin on December 24 and continue through December 31. Details to follow later. Dates are subject to change due to ISS operational adjustments.


***Update (Dec 21) - times for the event appear to have the activity being setup and starting after 16:40 UTC on December 24 and running continuously until 18:15 UTC on December 31.

Friday, November 20, 2020

MAI-75 Dec 1-2

 The preliminary crew schedule shows a Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV activity planned for December 1 and 2. This is a limited time experiment primarily targeting the Moscow area. Others in range of ISS during the experiment should also have the opportunity to receive images. Historically, they use mode PD120 and transmit on 145.800 MHz.

December 1 - Start about 12:30 UTC. Stop about 18:25 UTC*

December 2 - Start about 11:50 UTC. Stop about 18:25 UTC*

*Dates and times subject to change.


UPDATE: Dec 1- 13:30 UTC - Reports of no images from South America and Europe. 

UPDATE: Dec 1- 15:00 UTC - Still getting reports of no signal over Europe. 

UPDATE: Dec 1- 16:30 UTC - Still getting reports of no signal over Europe. 

UPDATE: Dec 1- 17:45 UTC - No signal heard over N. America.  Looks like today is no go. 

UPDATE: Dec 2- 13:00 UTC - It appears they have resolved the issue. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

ARISS Satellite SSTV planned for October 4-8

An ARISS worldwide SSTV event is scheduled from the International Space Station during the period of October 4-8. Dates and times could vary due to ISS operational changes.

 Images will be downlinked at 145.8 MHz in the expected SSTV mode of operation is PD 120. The main theme of this collection of images will be Satellites. Radio enthusiasts participating in the event can post and view images on the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/ .

 After your image is posted at the gallery, you can acquire a special award by linking to https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ and follow directions for submitting a digital copy of your received image.


Update Oct 2

Seems the delays in launches may have shifted planning for the start of SSTV. It appears it might start a day earlier (October 3).

Update Oct 5

Seems the Russian team paused ARISS SSTV imagery today (Oct 5) while NG-14 arrival activities occur today. SSTV should resume after 18:45 UTC. 

Monday, September 28, 2020

MAI SSTV activity on September 30 and October 1

 The Moscow Aviation Institute experiment is scheduled to be active on September 30 and October 1. The experiment will only be active during the following periods:

Sep 30 - Setup and activation 13:05 UTC

Sep 30 - Power off 18:45 UTC

Oct 1 – Power on 12:30 UTC

Oct 1 – Power off 17:45 UTC

Transmissions will occur on 145.80 and are expected to be in the PD120 mode.

Monday, July 27, 2020

MAI-75 SSTV activity planned for Aug 4 and 5, 2020


The final crew schedule for the week of Aug 3-9 was released recently and it showed a MAI-75 activity scheduled for Aug 4 and 5. This is soon after the Space X Demo-2 undock so changes to that event could impact the schedule.

The current dates and times of the activity are as follows:
Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) is setup and day 1 operations.
Aug 5 (11:15-18:45 UTC) is day 2 operations and close out.

This is the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment that is activate for orbital passes over Moscow, Russia. It has traditional been PD-180 or PD-120 and transmitting on 145.800 MHz.


**Update Aug. 3**

Looks like they made an adjustment to the schedule for Aug 5.
Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) is setup and day 1.
Aug 5 (08:15-18:25) is day 2 and close out of operations.


**Note** This is not the proposed ARISS event that was to remember the Apollo-Soyuz anniversary.

**Update Aug 4**
Seems the image theme for this MAI series is helicopters. Numerous images already posted to the Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

MAI SSTV - Jan 30 and 31

The Moscow Aviation Institute will be conducting one of their SSTV experiments on Jan 30 from about 13:30 UTC until about 19:00 UTC and again on Jan 31 from about 15:00 UTC until around 17:30 UTC. The computer that supports this activity failed recently so a replacement computer is being used but it is unknown what impact this change may have to the operations.