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ARISS 40th Anniversary SSTV Event Scheduled for December 16 – 19, 2023 – EVENT UPDATE

December 16, 2023 — The ARISS 40th Anniversary SSTV Event is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We have received a number of reports stating that no images have been received during passes. The problem is being investigated and we will continue to provide updates of changes in the operation status as they occur. Please refer to … Continue reading ARISS 40th Anniversary SSTV Event Scheduled for December 16 – 19, 2023 – EVENT UPDATE

ARISS 40th Anniversary SSTV Event Scheduled for December 16 – 19, 2023

December 16, 2023 — In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of STS-9, an ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event has been scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS). The event begins on December 16 at 10:15 UTC and runs through Tuesday, December 19 at 18:00 UTC. Images will be downlinked at 145.8 MHz +/- 3 … Continue reading ARISS 40th Anniversary SSTV Event Scheduled for December 16 – 19, 2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/11/2023

December 5: Students at Orangeburg (SC) Christian Academy enjoyed an ARISS contact with Jasmin Moghbeli who answered 20 of their questions. 322 people on site watched the contact, the school livestreamed the event on Facebook for other students and staff, and in a few days’ time, 1,000 others had viewed the recording. WLTX-TV in Columbia … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/11/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/4/2023

November 17:  ARISS educator Cassie Zielenski and her fellow teachers began engaging Mountain View Elementary School’s 841 students in Marietta, GA, in STEM activities tied to ARISS once her school’s education proposal was accepted for an ARISS contact. K-5 students got an introduction to some lessons in the ARISS SPARKI Kit, enjoyed a scavenger hunt … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/4/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/27/2023

October 26: ARISS educator Gina Kwid coaches the Galileo STEM Academy’s STEM Club—the school is in Eagle, ID.  She took club members, fourth and fifth graders, to the Eagle Island State Park, near the town, so students could enjoy getting outside for portable ham radio operations. They took part in a US-wide ham activity called … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/27/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/06/2023

October 27: The ARISS-Russia team held a Slow Scan TV (SSTV--picture downlinks) test to verify the operation of SSTV hardware the cosmonauts had re-installed.  Worldwide, 1,124 ham operators and space enthusiasts downloaded images. 993 of these participants posted 3,856 images online to the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php. Many enthusiasts typed notes about their radios … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/06/2023

40th Anniversary Celebration of the Positive Impact of Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight

October 24, 2023 — Astronaut Owen Garriott, amateur radio callsign W5LFL, pioneered amateur radio communication from space on his STS-9 Space Shuttle Columbia flight, conducted November 28 to December 8, 1983. In his free time, during the STS-9 mission, Garriott became the first ever person from space to communicate with amateur radio operators on the … Continue reading 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Positive Impact of Amateur Radio on Human Spaceflight