Tag: ISS

Ham-Astronauts Engaging in Series of Spacewalks; Two Heading Home Soon

International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, will take one more spacewalk on March 30 before he heads back to Earth in a Soyuz MS-02 vehicle on April 10, joined by crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko. The spacewalks are aimed at preparing the station for the future arrival of US commercial […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #943

This Week in Amateur Radio #943 Week of March 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR943 Running Time: 1:12:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #943 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 25, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

Just Like Houston: Engineering Students Begin Work on Satellite Ground Station (Virginia)

Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Astronaut Jack Swigert uttered that famous statement on April 13, 1970, when problems became apparent during the failed Apollo 13 mission. Members of NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston immediately went to work to figure out what happened and ultimately saved the lives of the crew. Since the space […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #940

This Week in Amateur Radio #940 Week of March 4, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR940 Running Time: 1:08:42 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #940 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by. Andre Wald, KC0MMY, […]

ARISS to Swap Out Handheld VHF Transceivers on Space Station

The 10th SpaceX International Space Station cargo resupply mission delivered investigations to study human health, Earth science, and weather patterns last Thursday. It also carried a new Ericsson 2-meter handheld radio to replace one that failed a few months ago, disrupting the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. The VHF radio in […]

via HACKADAY: How To Receive Pictures From Spaaace!

The International Space Station, or ISS, has been in orbit in its various forms now for almost twenty years. During that time many of us will have stood outside on a clear night and seen it pass overhead, as the largest man-made object in space it is clearly visible without a telescope. Most ISS-watchers will […]

SpaceX launch ham radio transceiver to ISS

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at 1439 UT on Sunday, February 19 Frank Bauer KA3HDO, ARISS International Chair and AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs writes: Included as part of today’s successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon vehicle to ISS is […]

New ISS Packet Distance Record Claimed

AMSAT-NA reports that Mark Pisani, KK6OTJ, and Jerry Rogers, W8LR, are claiming a new distance record for their February 1 APRS message packet contact during a pass of the International Space Station (ISS). The distance was 3,089 kilometers (approximately 1,915 miles), establishing a new distance record for the ISS digipeater. via American Radio Relay League […]

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Planned

Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on February 13-14. The SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz FM as part of the MAI-75 Experiment, using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the ISS Russian Service Module. It’s anticipated the transmissions will be in PD-180 SSTV format. The MAI-75 […]

JVC-KENWOOD supports STEM education through new space-program fundraising initiative

KENWOOD radios and technical expertise have been integral to the success of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program for over ten years and now, JVCKENWOOD and ARISS jointly announce a new fundraising initiative to expand ARISS youth education programs designed to interest young people in amateur radio in order to expand […]

Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). Satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads included ITF-2, Waseda-Sat-3, AOBA-Velox-3, and TuPOD (including Tancredo-1). […]

ITF-2 CubeSat Set to Deploy from ISS

Toshihiro Kameda, JJ3GRX/W3GRX, of the University of Tsukuba’s “Yui” satellite project in Japan, reports that the ITF-2 (“imagine the future”) CubeSat is set for release from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, January 16, at 0910 UTC. The 1U ITF-2 was designed and built at the university. The Amateur Radio downlink is 437.525 MHz. […]

Astronaut Radio Amateurs Set for Spacewalks

Radio amateurs on the International Space Station (ISS) crew will conduct two extra-vehicular activities — EVAs, or spacewalks — in January to upgrade the orbiting outpost’s electrical power system. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, of NASA will perform the first spacewalk on January 6, with the work continuing […]

Eleven US Schools, Organizations Advance to Next Stage of ARISS Ham Contact Selection

ARRL and AMSAT — the US managing partners of the Amateur Radio of the International Space Station (ARISS) program — have announced that 11 schools or organizations submitting proposals have been selected to advance to the next stage of planning to host scheduled Amateur Radio contacts with ISS crew members next year. ARISS’s primary goal […]

Middle School Students’ Tancredo-1 “TubeSat” Set for Deployment from ISS

Middle School Students’ Tancredo-1 “TubeSat” Set for Deployment from ISS: The cargo ship carrying the Tancredo-1 “TubeSat” — so called because of its cylindrical form factor — launched on schedule from Japan on December 9. Built by 10- to 14-year-old middle schoolers in Brazil, Tancredo-1 carries an Amateur Radio payload. Tancredo-1 went into space inside […]

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