ISS – SSTV – Women in Space

Thank you for the report that you sent to ARISS. In the attachment, I am sending you the official “ARISS SSTV Award”.
April 12th is the annual Cosmonautic Day to commemorate the first human flight in the Space by Jurij Gagarin in 1961. The images of this ARISS SSTV event series 20 are also honouring the “Women in Space”. Our ARISS award shows from the left to right: Linda Godwin – the first female astronaut to conduct ARISS school communications from the ISS; Peggy Whitson – the first female ISS commander; Valentina Tereshkova – the first woman in space.

The ARISS SSTV event was realized thanks to the commitment of Sergey Samburov RV3DR from ARISS Russia and Frank Bauer KA3HDO – ARISS International Chair, as well as many other people. The official ARISS awards are provided by the ARISS Ad-hoc Award Committee: Oliver DG6BCE (chair), Armand SP3QFE, Francesco IK0WGF, Bruce W6WW, Shizuo JE1MUI, Darin VE3OIJ, Ian VE9IM.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities take part in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, and amateur radio.
More info:
https://www.ariss.org/
https://www.ariss-eu.org/
https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/
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Greetings – Slawek SQ3OOK, ARISS SSTV Award Manager

ISS – SSTV experiment – Toktar Aubakirov

Toktar Ongarbayuly Aubakirov (born on 27 July 1946) is a retired Kazakh Air Force officer and a former cosmonaut. He is the first person from Kazakhstan to go to space. On 2 October 1991 he launched with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Volkov as flight commander, and the Austrian research cosmonaut Franz Viehböck in Soyuz TM-13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport, and spent over eight days in space. Their mission was the last launched by the Soviet Union, which dissolved shortly thereafter, with Aubakirov becoming a citizen of the independent Republic of Kazakhstan. Since 1993, he has been the general director of the National Aerospace Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan. He was a member of the Kazakhstan parliament. Now he is a pensioner and consultant.

07 April 2022
09:25 UTC active
11:00 UTC no activities
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08 April 2022
10:15 UTC – 16:10 UTC activ

ARISS Europe to Perform Special Digital SSTV Experiment

February 15, 2022 – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is planning for a special SSTV experiment. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS) and develops and operates the amateur radio equipment on ISS.

As part of its ARISS 2.0 initiative, the ARISS International team is expanding its educational and life-long learning opportunities for youth and ham radio operators around the world. ARISS Slow Scan Television (SSTV), which is the transmission of images from ISS using amateur radio, is a very popular ARISS mode of operation. To expand ARISS SSTV capabilities, the ARISS Europe and ARISS USA teams plan to perform special SSTV Experiments using a new SSTV digital coding scheme. For the signal reception, the software “KG-STV” is required, as available on internet.

We kindly request that the amateur radio community refrain from the use of the voice repeater thin this SSTV experiment on 20th of February 2022 over Europe.

This is a unique and official ARISS experiment. We kindly request keeping the voice repeater uplink free from other voice transmissions during the experiment time period. Also note that ARISS is temporarily employing the voice repeater to expedite these experiments and make a more permanent, more expansive SSTV capability fully operational on other downlink frequencies.

The first experiment in the series will utilize ARISS approved ground stations in Europe that will transmit these digital SSTV signals. These will be available for all in the ISS footprint when SSTV transmissions occur. The first SSTV experiment is planned for 20 February 2022 between 05:10 UTC and 12:00 UTC for five ISS passes over Europe. Please be aware that this event depends on ARISS IORS radio availabilities and ISS crew support, so last-minute changes may occur.

To promote quick experimental SSTV investigations to learn and improve the ARISS team will employ the ISS Kenwood radio in its cross-band repeater mode. The crossband repeater operates on a downlink of 437.800 MHz. Each transmission sequence will consist of 1:40 minute transmission, followed by 1:20 minute pause and will be repeated several times within an ISS pass over Europe.

The used modulation is MSK w/o error correction. For the decoding of the 320 x 240 px image, the software KG-STV is required. The KG-STV software can be downloaded from the following link: http://amsat-nl.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/kgstv_ISS.zip

The ZIP file contains the KG-STV program, an installation and setup manual, some images and MP3 audio samples for your first tests as well as links for additional technical information about the KG-STV use.

The members of the ham radio community youth and the public are invited to receive and decode these special SSTV signals.

Experiment reports are welcome and should be uploaded to “sstvtest@amsat-on.be”
More information will be available on the AMSAT-NL.org web page: https://amsat-nl.org/?page_id=568

(for the team: Oliver Amend, DG6BCE)

ISS SSTV experiment

Friday and Saturday August 6 – 7, 2021, Russian cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station will transmit SSTV images from the station on 145.800 MHz FM. They will use SSTV mode PD-120.
The transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be sent via RS0ISS, the ham station in the Russian Zvezda (Service) module using a Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver.

The announced schedule is August 6, 10:50 UTC – 19:10 UTC and August 7, 09:50 UTC – 15:55 UTC. Dates and times are subject to change.