ISS SSTV image 2 received by Mike Rupprecht DK3WN April 12, 2016 at 1556 UT
Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on February 13-14, 2017.
The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module. It is expected they will use the PD-180 SSTV format.
The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian crew on Monday, February 13 from 09:25-18:00 GMT and Tuesday, February 14 from 11:25-16:30 GMT.
Note the ISS transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM use the 5 kHz deviation standard rather than the narrow 2.5 kHz used in Europe. If your transceiver has selectable FM filters try the wider filter.
The ISS Fan Club website will show you when the space station is in range http://www.issfanclub.com/
ISS SSTV information and links at https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/iss-sstv/
ARISS-SSTV Images http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.co.uk/
Listen to the ISS when it is over Russia with the R4UAB WebSDR
Listen to the ISS when in range of London with the SUWS WebSDR http://websdr.suws.org.uk/
If you receive a full or partial picture from the Space Station your Local Newspaper may like to know http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/july/now-is-a-great-time-to-get-ham-radio-publicity.htm
AO-73 (FUNcube-1) – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG
This is the first call for speakers for the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2017 which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ, United Kingdom.
AMSAT-UK invites speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites, CubeSats, Nanosats, Space. High Altitude Balloons and associated activities, for this event.
Those wishing to participate should contact Dave, G4DPZ, dave at g4dpz dot me dot uk
Further information https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium
73 Dave G4DPZ
Paulo PV8DX has released a video describing the new TubeSat Tancredo-1 and showing reception of the 437.200 MHz downlink by Drew KO4MA.
Tancredo-1, mounted in a TuPOD Deployer, was ejected from the International Space Station on January 16, 2017. The satellite is a STEM project built by middle school students at Escola Municipal Tancredo Neves school in Ubatuba, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The video is in Portuguese but try enabling the YouTube Closed Caption subtitles and use the Auto-translator to get English.
Watch TubeSat TANCREDO 1 – By PV8DX
Links and further information on the Tancredo-1 TubeSat
Six CubeSats Deploy from ISS
The first of the QB50 CubeSats that are destined for deployment from the International Space Station are now awaiting their turn to be uplifted to the ISS.
In addition to the ISS deployments it is planned that there will be two further batches launched using other vehicles.
The exact timing of these events is not yet available but, in advance, here is a fully updated list of all CubeSats involved. Also included are the details of their science experiments and their downlink frequencies and modulation modes. The frequencies have been coordinated by the IARU Frequency Coordination team and, generally, all the spacecraft will use 9k6 data rates on 70cms.
Download the QB50 Frequency Excel Spreadsheet – http://tinyurl.com/QB50-Frequencies-20170201
Steve Hartley G0FUW presents the Louis Varney Cup to Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG 2016 – Credit Mike Rupprecht DK3WN
Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG has retrieved videos of talks given at AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2008-2012 and made them available on YouTube.
The videos were made by members of the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) and stored on the club’s streaming site. Dedicated BATC members have carried out the world-wide streaming and recording of the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium since 2007.
Due to lack of source information the descriptions and titles of the videos are not as informative as they should be. Have a search through them and share links with others on Twitter and Facebook.
Watch the videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK/playlists
Colloquium schedules giving speakers names and presentation titles for 2009-2012 are available on the bottom of this page https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/
International Space Station – Image Credit NASA
Masahiro Arai JN1GKZ reports that six CubeSats delivered to the International Space Station by the HTV-6 will deploy from the ISS using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on Monday, January 16.
The new J-SSOD has four satellite install cases. One satellite install case has 3U space, so the new J-SSOD could deploy twelve 1U CubeSats at a time.
The six CubeSats are installed as follows:
#1 three 1U CubeSats ITF-2、WASEDA-SAT3、FREEDOM
#2 one 3U CubeSat EGG
#3 one 2U CubeSat AOBA-VELOX3
#4 one 3U CubeSat TuPOD (including Tancredo1 and OSNSAT)
ITF-2、WASEDA-SAT3、AOBA-VELOX3, TuPOD and Tancredo1 have amateur radio downlinks.
#1 and #2 will be deployed at 0900-0930z January 16, #3 and #4 will be 1030-1100z.
Live broadcast will start at 0850z on the JAXA YouTube channel.
IARU Amateur Satellite Frequency Coordination http://amsat.org.uk/iaru
Middle School Students’ Tancredo-1 TubeSat Scheduled for Launch
ITF-2 CubeSat to deploy from ISS
ITF-2 reception report form https://operationitf-2.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_58.html