Tag: NASA

ARISS Commemorative SSTV Activity Planned for Mid-July

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, ARISS is planning to transmit a set of 12 slow-scan television (SSTV) images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the years. SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station will take place on 145.800 MHz FM around the July 15-16 weekend. “We are planning for at least a 2-day operation, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #952

This Week in Amateur Radio #952 Week of May 27, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR952 Running Time: 1:09:50 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 27, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #951

This Week in Amateur Radio #951 Week of May 20, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR951 Running Time: 1:05:46 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #951 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 20, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #950

This Week in Amateur Radio #950 Week of May 13, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR950 Running Time: 1:03:14 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #950 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 13, 2017. This weeks program was produced and edited by George […]

Ham-Astronauts to Perform 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

Astronauts ISS Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, KG5FYH, will carry out a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station on Friday, May 12. NASA TV will cover the event live. Whitson and Fischer will venture outside the Quest airlock to replace a large avionics box that provides electrical […]

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Passes Mission Readiness Review

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has successfully cleared another hurdle. A Mission Readiness Review was held April 29, at the Cal Poly campus before a board representing Tyvak, Cal Poly, and NASA, to verify that all requirements have been met for a safe and successful launch and deployment. AMSAT Vice President for Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, presented 81 […]

ISS Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, Sets New US Record for Time in Space

Current International Space Station (ISS) Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, this week broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a US astronaut. President Donald Trump — with daughter Ivanka Trump and astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, joining him in the Oval Office — called Whitson on April 24 to congratulate her on her accomplishment. […]

via the ARRL: Ham Astronauts Swap Places on International Space Station

With US Astronaut and ISS Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, now back on Earth, two more radio amateurs will head into space this week from Kazakhstan to join the ISS crew members that Kimbrough and Russian crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko left behind on the ISS. The three touched down safely in Kazakhstan […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #944

This Week in Amateur Radio #944 Week of April 1, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR944 Running Time: 1:10:30 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #944 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 1, 2017. This week’s edition is anchored by, George Bowen W2XBS, […]

Virginia Engineering Students Tackle Satellite, Ground Station Projects

The University of Virginia (UVA) reports that some of its engineering students are among those at other Commonwealth schools working on Amateur Radio satellites and matching ground stations to track them and collect data. UVA said its student-built satellite is set to go into space late next year aboard an International Space Station resupply vehicle […]

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 […]

Registration Under Way for CubeSat Developers Workshop

Registration is under way for the 14th annual CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, April 26-28 at a new venue — the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The CubeSat standard was created by Cal Poly SLO and Stanford University’s Space Systems Development Lab in 1999 to facilitate space-related research and experimentation for university […]

Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches. AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was […]

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 […]

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