• [ANS] ANS-351 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

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    AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
    ANS-351

    In this edition:

    * ARISS Marks 40th Anniversary of STS-9 with Special Slow Scan Television E vent
    * HADES-D Satellite: Successful Telecommand Response and FM Repeater Tests Ongoing
    * WRC-23 Reaches Acceptable Conclusion on 23-Centimeter Issue
    * How the 18th Space Defense Squadron Averts Catastrophe at 17,000 Miles Pe
    r Hour
    * CubeSat Technology and 3D Printing Combine for Emergency Broadband in Dis aster Zones
    * Satellite Top 100 Rovers December 2023 Rankings
    * Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for December 15, 2023
    * ARISS News
    * Upcoming Satellite Operations
    * Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
    * Satellite Shorts From All Over

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    ANS-351 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    To: All RADIO AMATEURS
    From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
    712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
    Washington, DC 20002

    DATE 2023 Dec 17


    ARISS Marks 40th Anniversary of STS-9 with Special Slow Scan Television Eve
    nt

    In a collaborative effort spanning ARISS teams worldwide, a special Slow Sc
    an Television (SSTV) event is currently underway to mark the 40th Anniversa
    ry of NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-9. SSTV transmissions from the Interna tional Space Station (ISS) are being broadcast on 145.800 MHz using the PD1
    20 format. The scheduled times for the event are from December 16 at 10:15
    UTC | 5:15 AM ET through December 19 around 1800 UTC | 1:00 PM ET.

    On November 28, 1983, the Space Shuttle Columbia carried Owen Garriott, W5L
    FL (SK), into orbit. He was equipped with a specially customized Motorola M X-340 two-meter handheld radio and an antenna attached to the shuttle's win dow. The first amateur radio contact from space took place shortly before c rossing the west coast on December 1, 1983, when Columbia executed a roll m aneuver exposing the antenna toward Earth. W5LFL began calling CQ, and at 0 2:38 UTC, Lance Collister, WA1JXN, in Frenchtown, MT, answered the call, ma rking the first amateur radio QSO with a human in space.

    A flurry of QSOs followed over the next several days before Columbia return
    ed to Earth on December 8th. Notable amateur operators in the log included Senator Barry Goldwater, K7UGA, and King Hussein of Jordan, JY1. Slow Scan Television has also been an integral part of Amateur Radio in Human Spacefl ight since its early days, with Tony England, WORE, paving the way by se
    nding ten images via Slow Scan Television on Space Shuttle Challenger missi
    on STS-51F in the summer of 1985.

    Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about this ISS Slow Scan T elevision Event, such as how to decode SSTV images and track the ISS, can b
    e found at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/faq.php. You can apply for the ARISS SSTV Award by uploading your decoded image and completi
    ng the Application Form using the information provided at https://ariss.pzk .org.pl/sstv. Don't forget that you can receive a QSL Card from the Interna tional Space Station by receiving and decoding a SSTV image. More informati
    on about how to obtain a QSL Card can be found at https://www.ariss.org/qsl -cards.html.

    ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) hopes that you can
    participate in another exciting International Space Station SSTV event. Th
    is is a great opportunity to share the magic of amateur radio with your fri ends and family. Watch for event updates to be posted on X (formerly Twitte
    r) at https://twitter.com/ARISS_Intl. Remember to have fun and best of luck
    with your SSTV image decoding attempts!

    [ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]

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