Friday at 12:43 EDT (16:43 UTC) there will be a contact between the International Space Station and a school in Rhode Island. Here are the official details: All Saints STEAM Academy (AS2A), Middletown, Rhode Island, direct via N1ASA. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ Contact […]Read more "Rhode Island ISS Contact"
Above is the ground track and 10 degree elevation coverage area for the ISS during this pass. The coverage actually extends beyond this circle because the ISS is receivable below 10 degrees elevation, but this image, from Heavens-Above.com, is made mostly to aid in identifying satellites visually when the sun reflects off of them, and […]Read more "Space Station School Contact over New Mexico Friday"
ISS Slow Scan TV today was a bust and not just because the space station didn’t send any images due to a hardware transmit issue. At the “Giant Pile of Red Clay” I forgot to record audio from the radio, had interference, and faced uncomfortably strong winds which swept up sandy dust and dirt onto […]Read more "ISS Slow Scan TV Today Was a Bust"
I made five contacts! And it wasn’t raining before I started! This is from the 2016-03-27 2111Z SO-50 pass over North America. Here are the all the stations heard on this pass, when they were first heard. There were 19 in all: 00:02 KG5CCI 00:06 K4FEG 00:13 N8HM FM18 00:28 N4UFO 00:45 KM4RTS EM90 01:01 […]Read more "Rainy SO-50 Video"
This was an amazing reception for a low 15 degree elevation pass. During the whole pass I received the ISS full quieting with S7-S9 signal strength. I feel like some of my ISS reception videos in the past got a little boring, what with me just standing there, reciting the questions and nothing else really […]Read more "ISS and Miami Florida Video is Popular"
Tuesday NYC Contact On Tuesday at 11:09 A.M. Eastern (16:09 UTC) the International Space Station (ISS) will be talking to students at the Atlanta Science Festival in Atlanta, Georgia through a telebridge station in Maryland. The ISS will actually be 89 degrees, nearly directly overhead, New York City, and the astronaut side of the conversation […]Read more "ISS School Contacts over NYC Tuesday and California Thursday"
It was a cold day to receive signals from the space station but I did it. It was so cold as I was speaking into the camera my speech slurred. But I still heard the first British astronaut to visit the ISS make his first school contact. I had several other firsts today including finally […]Read more "Cold Signals"