Archive - Mar 2008
I'm new to this site.I'm only 15 years old.I wish to know if I can downlink Tv video from ISS using a yagi and a converter circuit .Is the transmission digital?
If yes then is there any method to decode and view it?
An International Space Station Expedition 16 ARISS school contact has been planned with participants at the Kodomo Support Project, Kyoto, Japan on 26 March. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:41 UTC.
The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS and 8N3KRP. The contact should be audible over Most of Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
"NPO(Non Profit Organization) The Child Support Project" was established in April 2006 in Kyoto, aimed at helping and networking parents, people and communities related to child care and education. The establishment of the community coexisting mutually and supporting each other is the main purpose of "NPO the Child Support Project". All the members of "NPO The Child Support Project" agreed to apply for "ARISS School Contact" and enthusiastically started to prepare for the application in July 2006. Children, who will be joining this program are from elementary and junior high school in Kyoto. They have been chosen by general public advertisement. Most are from Shichijo junior high school and two of the members are from elementary school.
1. Upcoming School Contacts
The Non Profit Organization Kodomo Support Project in Kyoto, Japan has been approved for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:41 UTC. The Project was established in 2006 to provide a network for parents and the community to support the social, mental and physical education of children. Participants will learn about wireless communication, space and science technology.
Shanghai Youth Centre of Science and Technology Education in Xuhui, Shanghai, China has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Tuesday, April 1 at 08:10 UTC. The Centre is an after school educational facility that educates teenagers in science and technology. It has its own radio club, callsign BY4AY, which focuses on educating students in science and radio communications and in fabricating electronic toys.
With the final STS-123 spacewalk complete, flight day 14 of the STS-123 mission will see the crew of space shuttle Endeavour prepare for the end of their visit to the station. The orbiter will undock Monday and return to Earth Wednesday.
Mission Specialists Robert L. Behnken and Mike Foreman completed the fifth spacewalk of STS-123 at 10:36 p.m. EDT Saturday. Rick Linnehan, also a mission specialist, coordinated their activities from inside the orbiting complex made up of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station.
Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, will fly to the ISS in October 2008 as a spaceflight participant. He has received Russian training on the ARISS radio equipment and has posted an update covering this to his blog on his "Richard in Space" Web site (February 26 entries). See: http://www.richardinspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.welcome
Mission Specialists Robert L. Behnken and Mike Foreman completed the fifth spacewalk of STS-123 at 10:36 p.m. EDT. Rick Linnehan, also a mission specialist, coordinated their activities from inside the orbiting complex made up of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station.
Robot arm operators grappled the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS), and the two spacewalkers assembled an umbilical designed to keep the boom safe during its time in the harsh space environment. Then, the robot arm handed the OBSS off to Behnken and Foreman, who stowed it on the station's S1 Truss.