Friday, April 29, 2016

SSTV Marks 15th Anniversary of ARISS

SSTV image sent from International Space Station
to mark 15th anniversary of ARISS (NASA Image)
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrated 15 years of continuous amateur radio operations aboard the ISS in April with a series of slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions. According to the ARRL Letter, the images were photos of some of the hams who have spent time on the station since the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program was initiated in November of 2000. The SSTV transmissions were supposed to have taken place closer to the actual anniversary date but were delayed due to other priorities for the station crew.