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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Series 3 images

Looks like the world wide network of SSTV receiving stations have already managed to receive very good quality images of all 12 of the photos sent by the ISS. Here they are:














Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11 delayed start but images now coming

Seems that the start of transmissions was delayed for unknown reasons but that images started coming from the ISS around 20:00 UTC. 

SP8CGR captured this very clear image commemorating Gagarin's orbital achievement.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SSTV in April for Cosmonautics day

The Russian ARISS team will be activating SSTV from the ISS service module as part of the celebration related to Cosmonautics Day. The setup of the hardware starts at 10:00 UTC on April 11 and activation should occur soon afterwards.  The transmissions are currently scheduled to conclude at 21:30 UTC that same day. The transmissions should be active world wide on the standard down-link of 145.800 MHz.
More information on Cosmonautics day is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmonautics_Day.

**UPDATE** April 7
ARISS Russia coordinator has stated that the event will operate on April 12 as well during the same 10:00-21:30 UTC time frame. 

**UPDATE** April 9
The Russian crew plan for the weekend has been updated and if I am reading it properly, SSTV will setup starting at 10:00 UTC on April 11 with control checks at 21:30 on April 11 and 08:45 UTC on April 12 then shutdown at 21:30 UTC on April 12. That will provide about 35 hours of continuous operation.
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

EVA delay will impact SSTV activity

The delay of the planned EVA from Friday to Saturday will impact the planned start of the SSTV experiment planned for February 20. It is not yet known when SSTV might be rescheduled and for how long the experiment will be able to operate but it does appear that the Russian team is trying to get the activity rescheduled. Hopefully they will be able to just shift one day (to February 22) as well.

**UPDATE (Feb 21)**
Looks like the setup and activation of the SSTV project has been scheduled on a Russian Cosmonaut for Sunday, February 22 from 10:00-10:30 UTC.

**UPDATE (Feb 24)**
SSTV transmissions should continue until 21:30 UTC today (Feb 24). The Kenwood D710 will be powered down at that time in preparation for the second of three spacewalks. The second space walk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 and the third is planned for March 1.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 2015 SSTV

Looks like I picked the wrong time to be out of town. Saw that SSTV was active over much of the world from January 30 through February 01 with some initial issues of carrier only during most of the first day.

I have been informed that a repeat session will occur  the day after the U.S. EVA on February 20. Setup of SSTV and then transmission operations should start Feb 21 about 10:00 UTC. This will run continuously until February 23 at 21:30 UTC. Images will be sent in the same PD180 mode with 3 minute gaps between transmissions.

The second of three U.S. EVAs in early 2015 will occur on Feb 24 with the third one targeting March 01.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20 (collection of all 12 images)

SSTV operations  from ISS on 145.800 MHz continued today (December 20) and it appears that the  ARISS Image Gallery now has examples of all 12 images being transmitted from the ISS. Examples of each image are displayed below:
Image received by OK2UUJ

Image received by AL0I

Image received by EA4CYQ

Image received by SV2HWM

Image received by UA9UIZ

Image received by EB1FVQ

Image received by JA0CAW

Image received by VA3ROM

Image received by EA5HYC

Image received by N4ZQ

Image received by 9W6IVY

Image received by G0SFJ


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dec 18 SSTV from ISS active

Starting to see reports of activity from ISS on Dec 18 around 14:00 UTC. This image from PY2IV was captured during a pass over Brazil.
Additionally, below is another image from F5ASD in France. Notice the series numbers in the upper right corner of the images. Each image is a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Gagarin's birth. Wonder if anyone will get all 12?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SSTV on Dec 18 and 20

The Russian ARISS team members plan to activate SSTV from the ISS on Dec 18 and 20. Expected mode will be PD180 on 145.800 MHz with 3 minute off periods between transmissions. A total of 12 different photos will be sent during the operational period. Start time  would be around 14:20 UTC on December 18 and 12:40 UTC on December 20. The transmissions should terminate around 21:30 UTC each day. Space-X 5 will be launching the same week and delays in the launch could adjust SSTV operational times.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sept 6 activity

Getting reports of SSTV images being received on 145.80.  Apparently the Russians decided to give it another shot after having issues on the originally announced date. This image was posted to the Gallery by Fabiano Moser - CT7ABD at 09:10 UTC.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27 report

The SSTV transmissions occurred on schedule and even occurred well after the planned termination time of 13:00 UTC (after 17:00 UTC). The new cable appears to have solved the constant carrier issue but now the audio from the program is not being transmitted. The end result for the day was no images but several well timed carriers that lasted for 180 seconds.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 SSTV

After a long hiatus due to hardware issues, the Russian team will try sending SSTV images on Aug 27 from 11:00-13:00 UTC using the Kenwood D710 and a new cable. The transmissions will be on 145.80 MHz and the intended mode is PD180. The interval between transmissions should be about 3 minutes. The images are being planned to be sent for one full orbit during this time period. Regions along the ground track include Europe, Central and Southeast Asia, Eastern Australia and New Zealand, Central South America and then Europe again.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oct 31 report

Looks like the Gagarin in Space SSTV event ended up being a chance at random voice contacts with the Russian crew. No reports of any SSTV activity today.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gagarin SSTV event Oct 31

Just saw a report at http://amsat-uk.org/2013/10/28/iss-slow-scan-tv-active/ that SSTV may be active again on Oct 31 (09:25-09:45 UTC are the times indicated by the crew schedule) transmitting images of Yuri Gagarin. Images should be transmitted on 145.80 MHZ.

Oct 29 Report

More images transmitted today. Looks like SQ9MES is in a good location as he captured another set today. This image appears to be of some unusual cloud formations.

UB4UAD was able to receive this image of the Cygnus vehicle in close proximity to the ISS.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Oct 28 report

Looks like the system was active as several images have been posted. Additionally, the AMSAT Gallery is available again (through a redirect) so you can post additional images again at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/ .
Below are a couple of examples of images received today. The first is a nice photo received by G7SVF of the solar array and the edge of the Earth as seen from the ISS while it is over the night side of the planet. The ISS would have been visible to folks at this time.

This next one was received by SQ9MES and appears to be a view of one of the Soyuz vehicles with the African landscape as a background.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct 2013 SSTV experiment over Moscow

Looks like the Kenwood D710 will be activated on Oct 28 and 29 for some more SSTV imagery transmissions while the ISS is in range of Moscow. Planned activation times for Oct 28 are 10:25, 12:00 and 13:35 UTC. Activation times for Oct 29 are 11:15 and 12:50 UTC. Typical transmission windows are about 10 minutes and usually are done using Martin 1 mode. The down link frequency has historically been 145.80 MHz.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sept 5 Images

Here is a sample of some of the images sent on Sept 5.
Received by YO3FVR

Received by UB4UAD

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4 images

Ground stations have posted a few images on ISS Fan Club from the Sept. 4 passes over Moscow. Reports are the images were sent in Martin1 and on 145.800 MHz. Here are a couple of examples.
IK1SLD captured this image of the HTV4 berthed to the ISS.

UB4UAD received this image of the Japanese external experiment platform and part of the Kibo module

Thursday, August 29, 2013

MAI-75 experiment planned for September 4 and 5

The Russian team will be activating the MAI-75 experiment using the Kenwood D-710 on September 4th and 5th when the ISS is in range of Moscow. Scheduled activation times on Sept. 4 are at 09:50 and 11:25 UTC. Activation times for Sept. 5 are at 09:00 and 10:40 UTC. Unknown at this point what mode or frequency will be used but historically it has been Martin mode on 145.80 MHz.

Monday, July 8, 2013

July SSTV images

Seems several images were sent in Martin 1 mode when the ISS was in range of Moscow. Here are a couple of images received by stations in range. The first is one  of the ISS solar array was captured by UB4UAD on July 2. The second one is a shot of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) built and launched by ESA and was received by PD0RKC on July 3.