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.

You can also apply for the official ARISS SSTV Award .

Thursday, December 17, 2015

SSTV activity being planned for late Dec. 2015 (Now Jan.)

The ARISS Russia team is making plans to support a couple of SSTV events in the next few months. The first session is being targeted for Dec 26-27 (subject to change) to celebrate 15 years of ARISS school contacts with the ISS crew. The down link mode will be PD120 which should allow for the opportunity to receive more images in a single pass. Watch for updates and additional information as it becomes available.

** UPDATE** (Dec 22)

Event is being postponed until middle of January to allow more time for the Russian team to finalize the imagery. Likely to be another session in February as well.

** UPDATE** (Jan 12)

Another delay in the scheduling of the SSTV event. Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available.

**UPDATE** Feb 23

Russian team reporting SSTV now being rescheduled for late March to early April period. No specific dates as yet.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Diploma opportunity

The ARISS commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the joint Apollo-Soyuz mission is going quite well.  Some absolutely beautiful pictures have been posted on the ARISS SSTV image gallery.  See:
Kudos to all on the great reception!

Also, fantastic efforts on ISS and in Dallas Texas yesterday for the Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum contact.  It was fitting to have a US school and the Russian Cosmonauts conducting a joint ARISS contact on the 40th anniversary of the of the Apollo-Soyuz docking.

In commemoration of the Apollo Soyuz SSTV event, ARISS will be distributing a limited edition diploma to all that received the SSTV images.  If you want to get a commemorative diploma e-mailed to you, we are cordially invite you to listen on 145.800 MHz FM, decode the audio and share your received images with us.

You can receive a commemorative diploma by filling in one of two application forms:
English version:
or Russian language:

The deadline to apply for the diploma is the end of July 2015.

73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
ARISS International Chair

July 19 status

Looks like images continued to come down overnight and will run until the scheduled conclusion of the event at 21:20 UTC.
Some great images captured by folks all over the world. The following examples should include all of the different images sent during the event.

Image above received by UA9UIZ.

Image above received by CX1TH.

Image above received by JF1EUY.

Image above received by 3V8CB.

Image above received by HS3ANP.

Image above received by LU1DA.

Image above received by VK6TGQ.

Image above received by IK1SLD.

Image above received by PD0RKC.

Image above received by PE0SAT.

Image above received by CU2ZG.

Image above received by WD9EWK.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 18 report - 17:30 UTC

Seems to be a lot of reports of carrier only and no modulation. School contact was conducted around 1700 UTC and crew will need to setup equipment for SSTV again. Hope that images will start coming down soon.


Images in PD180 received over southeast Asia on 145.800. Hopefully the transmissions will continue until 21:20 UTC on July 19. Good luck.

Very Nice image captured over South America by LW8EXS.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ARISS SSTV Images to Commmemorate 40th Anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

40 years ago this week, the historic joint Apollo-Soyuz mission was conducted.   Apollo-Soyuz (or Soyuz-Apollo in Russia) represented the first joint USA-Soviet mission and set the stage for follow-on Russia-USA space
collaboration on the Space Shuttle, Mir Space Station and the International Space Station.  The Soyuz and Apollo vehicles were docked from July 17-19, 1975, during which time joint experiments and activities were accomplished with the 3 USA astronauts and 2 Soviet Cosmonauts on-board.  Apollo-Soyuz was the final mission of the Apollo program and the last USA human spaceflight mission until the first space shuttle mission in 1981.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this historic international event, the ARISS team has developed a series of 12 Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images that will be sent down for reception by schools, educational organizations and ham radio operators, worldwide.  The SSTV images are planned to start sometime Saturday morning, July 18 and run through Sunday July 19.  These dates are tentative and are subject to change.  The SSTV images can be received on 145.80 MHz and displayed using several different SSTV computer programs that are available on the internet.

We encourage you to submit your best received SSTV images to:

The ARISS SSTV image gallery will post the best SSTV images received fromthis event at:

Also, as a special treat, on Saturday July 18 the ISS Cosmonauts will take time out to conduct an ARISS contact with students attending the Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum event in Dallas Texas.  This Russian Cosmonaut-USA Student contact is planned to start around 16:55 UTC through the W6SRJ ground station located in Santa Rosa, California.  ARISS will use the 145.80 MHz voice frequency downlink (same as the SSTV downlink) for the Moon Day contact.

For more information on ARISS, please go to our web site:

The ARISS international team would like to thank our ARISS-Russia colleague, Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, for his leadership on this historic commemoration.

Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
ARISS International Chair

Operational times should be around 10:30 UTC on July 18 until 21:20 UTC on July 19.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Series 3 images

Looks like the world wide network of SSTV receiving stations have already managed to receive very good quality images of all 12 of the photos sent by the ISS. Here they are:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11 delayed start but images now coming

Seems that the start of transmissions was delayed for unknown reasons but that images started coming from the ISS around 20:00 UTC. 

SP8CGR captured this very clear image commemorating Gagarin's orbital achievement.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SSTV in April for Cosmonautics day

The Russian ARISS team will be activating SSTV from the ISS service module as part of the celebration related to Cosmonautics Day. The setup of the hardware starts at 10:00 UTC on April 11 and activation should occur soon afterwards.  The transmissions are currently scheduled to conclude at 21:30 UTC that same day. The transmissions should be active world wide on the standard down-link of 145.800 MHz.
More information on Cosmonautics day is available at

**UPDATE** April 7
ARISS Russia coordinator has stated that the event will operate on April 12 as well during the same 10:00-21:30 UTC time frame. 

**UPDATE** April 9
The Russian crew plan for the weekend has been updated and if I am reading it properly, SSTV will setup starting at 10:00 UTC on April 11 with control checks at 21:30 on April 11 and 08:45 UTC on April 12 then shutdown at 21:30 UTC on April 12. That will provide about 35 hours of continuous operation.

Friday, February 20, 2015

EVA delay will impact SSTV activity

The delay of the planned EVA from Friday to Saturday will impact the planned start of the SSTV experiment planned for February 20. It is not yet known when SSTV might be rescheduled and for how long the experiment will be able to operate but it does appear that the Russian team is trying to get the activity rescheduled. Hopefully they will be able to just shift one day (to February 22) as well.

**UPDATE (Feb 21)**
Looks like the setup and activation of the SSTV project has been scheduled on a Russian Cosmonaut for Sunday, February 22 from 10:00-10:30 UTC.

**UPDATE (Feb 24)**
SSTV transmissions should continue until 21:30 UTC today (Feb 24). The Kenwood D710 will be powered down at that time in preparation for the second of three spacewalks. The second space walk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 and the third is planned for March 1.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 2015 SSTV

Looks like I picked the wrong time to be out of town. Saw that SSTV was active over much of the world from January 30 through February 01 with some initial issues of carrier only during most of the first day.

I have been informed that a repeat session will occur  the day after the U.S. EVA on February 20. Setup of SSTV and then transmission operations should start Feb 21 about 10:00 UTC. This will run continuously until February 23 at 21:30 UTC. Images will be sent in the same PD180 mode with 3 minute gaps between transmissions.

The second of three U.S. EVAs in early 2015 will occur on Feb 24 with the third one targeting March 01.