[amsat-bb] ARISS SSTV Images to Commmemorate 40th Anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

Frank Bauer ka3hdo at verizon.net
Tue Jul 14 16:22:06 UTC 2015

40 years ago this week, the historic joint Apollo-Soyuz mission was
conducted.   Apollo-Soyuz (or Soyuz-Apollo in Russia) represented the first
joint USA-Soviet mission and set the stage for follow-on Russia-USA space
collaboration on the Space Shuttle, Mir Space Station and the International
Space Station.  The Soyuz and Apollo vehicles were docked from July 17-19,
1975, during which time joint experiments and activities were accomplished
with the 3 USA astronauts and 2 Soviet Cosmonauts on-board.  Apollo-Soyuz
was the final mission of the Apollo program and the last USA human
spaceflight mission until the first space shuttle mission in 1981.


To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this historic international event,
the ARISS team has developed a series of 12 Slow Scan Television (SSTV)
images that will be sent down for reception by schools, educational
organizations and ham radio operators, worldwide.  The SSTV images are
planned to start sometime Saturday morning, July 18 and run through Sunday
July 19.  These dates are tentative and are subject to change.  The SSTV
images can be received on 145.80 MHz and displayed using several different
SSTV computer programs that are available on the internet.  


We encourage you to submit your best received SSTV images to:




The ARISS SSTV image gallery will post the best SSTV images received from
this event at:




Also, as a special treat, on Saturday July 18 the ISS Cosmonauts will take
time out to conduct an ARISS contact with students attending the Moon
Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum event in Dallas Texas.  This Russian
Cosmonaut-USA Student contact is planned to start around 16:55 UTC through
the W6SRJ ground station located in Santa Rosa, California.  ARISS will use
the 145.80 MHz voice frequency downlink (same as the SSTV downlink) for the
Moon Day contact.


For more information on ARISS, please go to our web site:  www.ariss.org


The ARISS international team would like to thank our ARISS-Russia colleague,
Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, for his leadership on this historic commemoration.


Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO

ARISS International Chair




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