[amsat-bb] ARISS SSTV Commemorative Activity Coming Soon

KA3HDO ka3hdo at verizon.net
Tue Jun 20 12:12:13 UTC 2017



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


Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO

ISS Ham Radio Program Manager & PI

ARISS International Chair

AMSAT V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs


About ARISS:

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). In the United States,
sponsors are the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Radio Amateur
Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), Center for the Advancement of Science in
Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The
primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts
via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in
classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced
amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a
variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students,
teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies,
and amateur radio.  For more information, see  <http://www.ariss.org/>
www.ariss.org,  <http://www.amsat.org/> www.amsat.org, and
<http://www.arrl.org/> www.arrl.org.



More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list