Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images transmitted from the International Space Station and other ARISS supported satellites
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Fund Raising for replacement hardware on ISS
ARISS is currently seeking donations to help finalize development and certification of hardware to replace the current systems on the ISS.
ARISS is in critical need of an infrastructure update to ensure that programs like students talking to astronauts in space via amateur radio can continue. Through your donations ARISS seeks the following upgrades:
Next Generation radio system will support easier radio mode transition, to enable new, exciting capabilities for hams, students and the general public including:
New amateur radio communication and experimentation capabilities, including an enhanced voice repeater and updated digital packet radio (APRS) capabilities
Slow Scan TV (picture up and downlinks) in both the US and Russian segments of ISS
New multi-voltage power supply will support present and future radio capabilities and allow wireless experiments to be conducted
ARISS needs to build 10 Next Generation Radio Systems to support our development, on-orbit operations, training and long-term maintenance. This includes units on-orbit (2 units--1 unit each in US and Russian segment), flight spares (2 units), training (3 units), testing (1 unit) and ground-based maintenance & troubleshooting (2 units)
Donations are fully tax deductible within the USA as AMSAT is a 501(c)(3) organization.