*ARISS NEWS RELEASE * *no. 15-05*
*Tuesday, February 17, 2015*
*David Jordan, AA4KN*
*SSTV Activity from the ISS is scheduled for February-Update*
*February 17, 2015* — ARISS announced that space enthusiasts have a second chance to receive SSTV image transmissions from the International Space Station. Participants can anticipate watching for the transmissions from February 21, 2015 through February 23, 2015.
The pictures to be downlinked will be Series 1 images allowing the world-wide community of hams and schools to receive previously sent pictures, but replacing one with new additional image added specially for this event.
SSTV transmissions will begin running non-stop at 10:30 UTC on February 21 and ending at the start of the crew member’s sleep period on February 23. As in previous sessions, the mode used to transmit the Slow Scan TV signals will be PD180 producing high quality images with a frame scan of 187 seconds. All photos will be sent throughout an operation period in intervals of 3 minutes on and 3 minutes off.
The transmit frequency will be 145.800 MHz.
Received images can be uploaded to the ARISS Image gallery found at *http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php* http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php* .*
The ARISS team is developing plans for transmitting new images to space enthusiasts around the world in upcoming months.
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David Jordan, AA4KN