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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity Coming Soon (July 2017)

All,
In commemoration of our 20th anniversary, the ARISS team is planning to transmit a set of 12 SSTV images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over that time.  While still to be scheduled, we anticipate the SSTV
operation to occur around the weekend of July 15.  We are planning for at least a 2 day operation, but are working for a potential longer operation. Note that all of this tentative and may change based on crew scheduling and
ISS operations.

Starting with our first meeting in November 1996, our joint operations on Mir, becoming the first operational payload on ISS in November 2000 to our 1103rd school contact (so far), ARISS' accomplishments have been tremendous. We have touched the lives of many and inspired and educated countless students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers.

Please stay tuned as more details on our SSTV event will be communicated in the coming weeks.  Please spread the word.  And think about how you can get students in your area involved in capturing these images.  We would love to hear your stories on how that goes.

73,  Frank KA3HDO

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Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
ISS Ham Radio Program Manager & PI
ARISS International Chair
AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs

Monday, February 6, 2017

MAI-75 experiment to be active in February 2017

MAI-75 SSTV from ISS planned for Monday,  February 13 from 09:25-18:00 UTC and Tuesday, February 14 from 11:25-16:30 UTC. Passes are just the ones in range of Moscow. Presuming standard configuration with down link on 145.800 MHz and PD-180 (unconfirmed).

Feb. 13 UPDATE**
It appears that the experiment is having some issues as I have seen several reports of "nothing heard" during the time that the crew had activated the system. Hopefully the ground team can work out the problem and correct it before the experiment is activated on Feb 14.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Inter MAI-75 (Dec 8-9)

I am seeing activities for MAI-75 scheduled on Dec 8 (12:35-1800) and Dec 9 (12:40-17:40) UTC. The times correspond to passes over the Moscow region. SSTV is typically active during the orbits between the start and stop times each day. ISS has traditionally transmitted images on 145.800 MHz for this event.

Monday, August 15, 2016

MAI-75 activity on Aug 15 and 16

Bit late getting this info out due to being on travel to Russia (where I got it from the source). MAI-75 will be transmitting SSTV imagery and planning to use mode PD 120 on August 15 and 16 for a few orbits each day that pass over Moscow. MAI-75 scheduled operations times for Monday were scheduled to be from 11:05 - 15:35 UTC and Tuesday, Aug 16 are 11:10 - 16:45 UTC. Stations receiving images can post them to ARISS Gallery.

Update - Aug 16
Getting reports that the ISS is transmitting mode PD180 instead of the announced PD120.

Friday, April 15, 2016

MAI-75 results

Despite the shorter operational period it seems that amateur operators worldwide were able to receive most of the MAI-75 series of image. Below are examples of ones posted to the ARISS Gallery.
It appears that#1, #10 and #12 were the rarest.
CU2ZG  
IW2AGJ  
SP8CGR 
UA9UIZ  
VE1DBM 
OK2UUJ 
HS3ANP 
PD0RKC 
VK2AAF 
E29AHU 
TF8SM 
VK3FRAB

Thursday, April 14, 2016

ARISS 15th Anniversary event results

The SSTV image transmissions that were part of the celebration of ARISS operating on the ISS for over 15 years are coming to a close. Seems everyone finally had a chance to hear SSTV from the ISS. The nicest images are posted to the ARISS Gallery and all of the images posted are in the archive section.

Here are some examples of images captured during this event.
BD4UJ captured image
CU2ZG captured image
JA0CAW captured image
UA9UIZ captured image

G7HCE captured image

VU3JHK captured image

IV3RYQ captured image

LW8EXS captured image

SV3CIX captured image

KO6TZ captured image

EB2AOC captured image
One note is that the #1 image appears to have been omitted possibly due to confusion with an image from an earlier series.

The MAI-75 event is next but only planned for a few hours. Details are in the previous post just below.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MAI-75 April 14 and 15

Details are a bit sketchy at this point but it appears that the Moscow Aviation Institute will be conduction SSTV image transmissions from ISS on April 14 from around 15:00 to 18:00 UTC and again on April 15 from around 14:00 to 19:00. It appears they will be using the large image quality transmission mode of PD290 during this period. Folks will have to be extremely lucky to capture a full image during a pass of the ISS since the transmission time for each image will be nearly 5 minutes and there should be a gap between image transmissions to reduce the duty cycle on the radio. Transmissions are planned to occur on 145.800 MHz.

*** Update (April 14)
Getting reports that PD180 is being used for MAI-75 as well. This could be to not changing the mode from the previous event or a change in operational planning. Will have to wait and see if the mode stays the same or changes.

Friday, April 8, 2016

ARISS commemorative event (April 11-14)

Looks like all the pieces are starting to fall into place for the long awaited SSTV event.  The schedule is shaping up to look like this:

Setup and activation on April 11 about 18:25 UTC. 

Paused April 12 from 12:15 until 14:15 UTC to allow for a school contact with Romania. 
Paused April 13 from 12:45 until 14:30 UTC to allow for a school contact with Argentina. 
Deactivation on April 14 at 11:35 UTC.
This opportunity should cover most of the world during the operational period.The image transmissions should be on 145.800 MHz and the mode is planned to be PD180.

In addition, MAI-75 will be conducting two sessions afterwards. The first one is April 14 from 14:45 until 18:00 UTC. The second session is on April 15 from 14:10 until 19:00 UTC. These times do not cross N. America but will provide opportunities for Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and S. America.



As always, all operations aboard the ISS are subject to change and everyone interested in this activity should be vigilant and patient."







*** Update (April 11, 2016)
Looks like the start will be delayed. Seems the hardware is having issues and not transmitting. Troubleshooting is in work.

*** Update (April 12, 2016)
A faulty connector appears to still be plaguing SSTV operations. I has been working for some periods of time but continues to cause problems for transmissions. It was active over N. America at 20:00 UTC.