16 mei SSTV beelden vanuit Slow Scan Television CubeSat STMSat-1

Deze CubeSat zal op 16 mei van 14.00 tot 15.00 uur SSTV beelden uitzenden, waarschijnlijk met Robot36 SSTV mode. De frequentie is 437,800 MHz. Het is de eerste amateur satelliet die gebouwd is door leerlingen tussen vijf en tien jaar oud!  Zie hier voor meer informatie.

Daily Minutes, bedankt voor de info.

 

TOMSK TPU 120 satelliet wordt op 10 mei 24 uur lang in ISS geactiveerd.

Onderstaand bericht laat zien dat ook de nieuwste technische ontwikkelingen in de ruimtevaart worden getest. De TOMSK-TPU-120 satelliet is grotendeels met behulp van een 3D printer is vervaardigd door wetenschappers en studenten van Tomsk Polytechnic University in Rusland.

De satelliet is een maand geleden met een bevoorradingsvlucht naar ISS gebracht en wordt aan boord van ISS op 10 mei om 7:55 UTC ingeschakeld en op 11 mei om 10:10 weer uitgeschakeld omdat er dan een Amerikaans bevoorradingsschip wordt losgekoppeld. De satelliet wordt dit keer niet echt in de ruimte uitgezet. Als antenne wordt een reserve antenne van ISS gebruikt. De uitzending van deze testsatelliet bestaat uit berichten in 11 verschillende talen, elk met een lengte van 20 tot 30 seconden. Na deze 11 berichten volgt een pauze van 1 minuut. Als uitzendfrequentie is 437,025 MHz gekozen. Met behulp van een tweede antenne van ISS wordt de Kenwood TM D700 aangesloten in repeater mode zodat de signalen van de satelliet opnieuw worden uitgezonden op 145,800 MHz.

Ontvangst rapporten kunnen naar rv3dr@mail.ru worden gestuurd. Ze worden zeer op prijs gesteld.

 

Bertus

PE1KEH

maandag 9 mei, ARISS schoolcontact, 09:26 UTC met The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, Devon, Engeland

ARISS schoolcontact, donderdag 5 mei, 08:08 UTC met The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, Devon, Engeland

In de serie schoolcontacten die met Tim Peak (GB1SS) zijn gereserveerd voor engelse scholen volgt nu een directe ARISS verbinding met The Kings School, Ottery St Mary, Devon. De verbinding op 145,800 MHz staat gepland voor 9 mei om 09:26 UTC, en moet ook hier in Nederland goed te volgen zijn. GB1OSM is de call van het grondstation bij de school.

Dit keer staat ook HamTV in de planning. Volgens opmerkingen van Tim Peake kost het een weinig moeite deze in te schakelen zolang de ATV zender niet interfereert met andere experimenten in ISS. En juist dat was de reden waarom een paar van de voorgaande verbindingen het zonder ATV moesten stellen. De live videostream is rechtstreeks te volgen op 13 cm en wordt via BATC.TV op internet verspreid. Ook via https://principia.ariss.org/live/ is een live stream te verwachten.

De vragen die gesteld gaan worden voor zover de tijd dat toestaat  zijn:
1. You have missed Christmas and Easter with your family and friends – how have you celebrated big events in space?
2. We have seen videos of you playing about in microgravity on the ISS – what is your favourite thing to do when ‘weightless?’
3. From your elevated advantage point, looking down on the Earth, has your perception of the events on our planet, such as conflicts and wars been altered? Does the change in perception give any insight that we could learn from?
4. Having spent many months looking at the Earth from afar, where is the first place you would go for a family holiday when you get home?
5. Over 500 astronauts have been into space, but only 12 have set foot on the moon. Do you think that we will return people to the moon again in the future? How will your research on the ISS help us if we did?
6. We have learned about your experiments on how the human body adapts to conditions in space. How will the research improve our quality of life on Earth?
7. Taking into account Einstein’s theory of relativity, do you think you are aging slower because you are travelling faster then the Earth?
8. I often stare into the inky blackness of space and wonder if the universe is expanding, then what is it expanding into? Has your time in space given you any insight?
9. Is the sunrise more spectacular from your perspective?
10. After 6 years of training to be an astronaut, I bet it’s all been worth it. The experiments you are doing are amazing, but did you ever struggle with Science at school? What would you say to anyone that finds it difficult?
11. How do you get your air in space? Do you bring it up in tanks, or do you make it in the space station, if so, how? Also, do you have a special ‘space mixture’ of air or is it the same as we have on earth?
12. Do you and the other astronauts onboard control the space station, or is it controlled from Earth?
13. Research shows that your sleeping position can affect the kind of dreams that you have. Have you noticed any difference in your sleep patterns or dreams during your time in space?
14. I am reading ‘The Astronaut’s Handbook’ at the moment, which is fascinating. If you could take one thing into space to make life more comfortable, or easier, what would it be?
15. We have enjoyed listening to your music choices on ‘Space Rocks’ – what is your all-time favourite song to listen to in space?
16. How do you keep the temperature constant inside the space station?
17. What would happen to a goldfish if you took it up to the ISS? Would it just float around in a bubble of water?
18. Do you have a special ‘space mixture’ of air or is it the same as we have on earth?
19. How will your research on the ISS help us return people to the moon?

ARISS schoolcontact, donderdag 5 mei, 08:08 UTC met West Yorkshire, Engeland

In de serie schoolcontacten die met Tim Peak (GB1SS) zijn gereserveerd voor engelse scholen volgt hier wederom een directe ARISS verbinding met Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire. Op 5 mei om 08:08 UTC is de verbinding op 145,800 MHz gepland, en zal ook hier in Nederland te volgen zijn. GB1APS is dit maal de call van het grondstation in de school.

Bijzonder voor de ARISS verbindingen met Tim Peake is dat regelmatig een jonge zendamateur, die pas zeer recent zijn amateurlicentie heeft behaald, wordt gevraagd de verbinding te openen. Voor deze jonge zendamateur echt de bekroning op het behalen van zijn licentie.

Ook is het wederom mogelijk dat HamTV weer door Tim Peake wordt ingeschakeld. De live videostream is rechtstreeks te volgen op 13 cm en wordt via BATC.TV op internet verspreid. Ook via https://principia.ariss.org/live/ is een live stream te verwachten.

Voor zover de tijd dit toelaat worden de volgende vragen aan Tim Peake gesteld:

1. Esme (Reception):  How can I come and see you?
2. Kitty (Year 4):  If you blow a bubble in space what shape will it be and will it last long?
3. Olivia (Year 5):  How do you communicate with people down below?
4. Amelie (Year 5):  Are your space clothes itchy or soft?
5. Libby (Year 5):  Although you are with other members up in the ISS do you ever get lonely?
6. Grace (Year 5):  What would happen to a balloon in the ISS that isn’t attached to a string?
7. Zach (Year 6):  Does helium work the same in space?
8. Ethan (Year 6):  How tall are you now on the ISS?
9. Jack (Year 2):  Is there space candy?
10. Dalton (Reception):  How do you get home from the space station?
11. Ethan (Year 2):  What are washing machines like in space and how do you clean your clothes?
12. Ruth (Year 2):  What does the Earth look like at night from the ISS?
13. Millie (Year 2):  What does space smell like?
14. Maizy (Year 5):  How often do you look out of the window to see planet earth?
15. Olivia (Year 5):  What is the best thing about the countdown and why?
16. Caitlin (Reception):  How do you stop your food from floating?
17. Olivia (Year 5):  What is the best thing about being in zero gravity?
18. Chloe (Year 2):  What is it like in space at night time?
19. Mackenzie (Year 3):  How many miles up are you and why?
20. Olivia (Year 5):  What happens to your organs in space?

Bertus,

PE1KEH

Vrijdag 29 april, 8:34 UTC, ARISS schoolcontact met Italie.

Dit keer een schoolcontact met Noord Italie. Tim Kopra is de astronaut. Met de roepletters OR4ISS maakt hij een directe verbinding met IZ3YRA in het Istituto Comprensivo Statale “Diego Valeri”, in Campolongo Maggiore, Italy. Deze verbinding moet voor een groot deel van de passage ook in Nederland goed te ontvangen zijn. Zoals altijd op 145,800 MHz. Zoals meestal is de voertaal tijdens dit contact Engels.

Er zijn 20 vragen van schoolkinderen geselecteerd. Of ze ook alle 20 aan de microfoon kunnen komen is daarbij nooit zeker. De tijd zal het leren.

De vragen zijn:

1. Davide: What do you drink or eat in the space station?
2. Alessio: What do you miss of earth?
3. Veronica: How do you feel when you watch out the space station? Do you like the landscape?
4. Elisa: Why do you want travel in the space?
5. Halima E.: Have you got a doctor? What do you do if you are ill?
6. Alessia: How do you wash yourself?
7. Luca: What do you spend your free time?
8. Matteo: By what means did you get in the space station?
9. Angelica: When you know that you left for the space, how did you feel?
10. Irene: When did you go to the space for the first time?
11. Giacomo: How long have you been studying and training to become an astronaut?
12. Aisha: How do you wash yourself and what about your physiological needs?
13. Cristal: How many nationalities are there on the mission? What language do you speak?
14. Vittoria: What temperatures are there out of the ISS?
15. Diego: Is moving difficulty on the ISS?
16. Rachele: Which is the best thing you have seen from space?
17. Eros: Do you practice sport on the ISS?
18. Giuseppe: Is it possible to cultivate anything on the ISS?
19. Daniel: Is sleeping easy as on Earth?
20. Alberto: What are you studying in this mission?

Bertus

PE1KEH

Uitdaging.!! Wie is de eerste die een nieuwe satelliet ontvangt?

Het is de hoogste tijd om weer eens naar signalen uit de ruimte te gaan luisteren. Op 22 april worden 3 mini satellieten gelanceerd vanaf Kouru in Frans Guiana. Esa’s Education Office daagt de radioamateur gemeenschap uit. Wie ontvangt als eerste een van de drie nieuwe mini satelllietjes. De lancering in Frans Guiana gebeurt op 22 april 2016 met een Soyuz VS 14 raket.
73’s
Bertus
PE1KEH
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CubeSats orbiting the Earth

It is time to start listening to space. To celebrate the upcoming launch of the three Fly Your Satellite! student-built CubeSats into low Earth orbit, ESA’s Education office challenges the amateur radio community to listen out for the tiny satellites.

The first three radio amateurs to send a recorded signal from either AAUSAT4, E-st@r-II or OUFTI-1 will receive a prize from ESA’s Education Office.

The satellites will be launched on 22 April  onboard the Soyuz VS-14 flight from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Together with CNES’ Microscope scientific satellite, they will be auxiliary payloads in the launch of ESA’s Earth observation satellite Sentinel-1B, the main passenger on this flight.

   Fit checks for the CubeSats’ P-POD on ASAP-S

Soon after being deployed into their final orbit, the CubeSats will begin transmitting signals to Earth that can be picked up by anyone with common amateur radio equipment. ESA challenges anyone to record the signal and send it tocubesats@esa.int, and to the CubeSat team.

For each CubeSat, the first email received for which the signal is confirmed to belong to the CubeSat will be awarded with the following prizes:

  • ESA Fly Your Satellite! poster
  • ESA Education goodie bag
  • Scale 1:1 3D printed model of a CubeSat

Radio Contact Information:
Please consult the following links to obtain specific information for radio contact for each of the three CubeSats.

AAUSAT4 Downlink frequency 437.425 MHz

For more HAM radio information see here.
Contact: aausat4 @ space.aau.dk

E-st@r-II Downlink frequency 437.485 MHz

For more HAM radio information see here.
Contact: cubesat.team @ polito.it

OUFTI-1 Downlink frequency 145.980 MHz

For more HAM radio information see here.
Contact: oufti-1 @ ulg.ac.be

In visibility of Liège (Belgium), OUFTI-1 will transmit telemetries in AX.25 FSK (9600 bauds) at 145.950 MHz.

First flight over Liège scheduled between 06:05 and 06:12 AM

What your email should contain:

  • Sound recording of the CW beacon
  • Your Name
  • Callsign
  • Snailmail address for QSL
  • Reception time of CW beacon
  • CW beacon decoded
  • Location
  • A few lines about your equipment

More information about Fly Your Satellite! can be found here.

ISS Schoolcontact op zaterdag 23 april met ATV

Op Zaterdag 23 april volgt er weer een schoolcontact vanuit ISS met “Wellesley House School”, Broadstairs, Kent, UK. Het wordt weer een directe verbinding tussen de school met de roepletters GB1WHS en Tim Peake (GB1SS) in het ruimtestation. Het radiocontact moet dan ook goed te ontvangen zijn in een groot deel van Europa.
Ook dit keer is de kans groot dat er naast de radio verbinding een digitale amateur TV uitzending wordt gebruikt. Via de BATC wordt het tv signaal ook weer verspreid. Kijk op www.batc.tv of beter nog op https://principia.ariss.org/live/ om de uitzending te volgen. Bijzonder te vermelden is dat de audio kwaliteit via de digitale ATV uitzending over het algemeen beter is dan de ontvangst van de 5 watt Kenwood zender in de Columbus module.

De vragen die gesteld gaan worden zijn:

1. (Lucy – Year 9) – You have mentioned in an earlier call that you have been sleeping very well on the Space Station. Is that still the case or have you found any cumulative effects after four months in space ?

2. (Aeden – Year 10) – As the ISS hosts astronauts from many different nationalities, what public holidays do the crew observe, if any, and how are they chosen?

3. (Anna – Year 11) – St Richards and two of our Primary Project Partner school, Dallington and Vinehall are taking part in the RHS ‘Rocket Science’ Experiment from the Principia Mission. How will the results from this experiment influence future planning for growing similar samples in another planet’s gravity?

4. (Andrew – Year 11) – We have seen the preparation with Heston Blumental of an exciting astronaut menu for the mission – does the food taste the same in space as it did on Earth?

5. (Shona – Year 11) – In a sealed spacecraft like the International Space Station, how is the air quality monitored and controlled?

6. (Luigi – Year 11) – We see the wonderful time lapse images of the ISS orbiting the Earth, but what I like looking at are the stars and making out the constellations. Do you do any astronomical research on the ISS?

7. (Moira – Year 11) – During the mission you yourself are part of experiments using the British designed MMS Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure Analyser to collect data for the NASA Fluid Shifts investigation. Which aspect of the self-experimentation has been the most interesting or challenging?

8. (Chris – Year 9) – Are there any experiments that rely on naked flames on the ISS? If so, how are they carried out and what low gravity precautions are employed?

9. (Ancy – Year 11) – If I oversleep my parents will wake me up – have you overslept on the ISS and had to be woken up by someone?”

10. (Will – Year 10) – The distance between Bexhill and Brighton is 31 miles with a journey time by car of nearly 50 minutes. How much time would it take for the ISS to do this trip?

11. (Vita – Year 11) – What are the greatest challenges of living in space and in retaining a permanent crew on board the ISS?

12. (Max – Year 10) – You have tweeted some amazing and beautiful images of the aurora. Have you been able to monitor solar flare or CME activity and correlate to the brightness of the aurora?

13. (Ben – Year 11) – How does it feel to be able to see all humanity?

14. (Lucy – Year 9) – Is the ISS affected by the Earth’s magnetic field?

15. (Aeden – Year 10) – On Sunday you will be joining thousands of others in taking part in the London Marathon. What special routines have you trained for this in space?

16. (Anna – Year 11)) – In the London marathon, runners will have natural cooling as the run – how do you regulate your body temperature in a sealed environment such as the IS?.

17. (Andrew – Year 11) – We understand you are taking part in the Skin B research on the ISS? Can you share any interesting findings?

18. (Shona – Year 11) – You have tweeted that having a bacon sandwich and cup of tea on arrival at the ISS was the best welcome possible. What food are you looking forward to on landing?

19. (Luigi – Year 11) – What is special about space suits that help you breathe in space when on an EVA?

20. (Moira – Year 11) – How smooth was the launch in December?

 

73, Bertus

PE1KEH

“Gagarin from Space.” Op 16 april een Russisch contact met ISS

Vandaag 16-april om 14:40 UTC is volgens een bericht dat ik zojuist ontving een Russisch contact met ISS gepland.

Meestal is een deel van contacten met ISS ook in west Europa goed te ontvangen. Vooral ook omdat hierbij de zender in het Russische deel van ISS wordt gebruikt. En die heeft een maximaal uitgangsvermogen van 50 Watt in tegenstelling tot de zender in de Europeze module die slechts 5 watt levert.

Hieronder het bericht zoals ik dit ontving.

73, Bertus

PE1KEH

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Gagarin from space. The session amateur radio  communications, Eagle, Russia, direct via RK3EWW
The ISS callsign is  presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The scheduled astronaut is Oleg  Skripochka RN3FU
Contact is a go for 2016-04-16 14:40 UTC

ISS Schoolcontact op zaterdag 16 april om 18:19 UTC

Op zaterdag 16 april is een schoolcontact gepland met het Science and Engineering Festival, Washington, D.C, in de USA. De verbinding zal dan ook in de Engelse taal worden gedaan.

Naar verwachting is Tim Peake de astronaut die dit keer de vragen van de festival jeugd gaat beantwoorden. Hij gaat de call OR4ISS gebruiken zoals meestal boven Europa.

De verbinding is dit keer een zogeheten telebridge verbinding. Het ARISS grondstation IK1SLD, in Italie, zorgt voor de uplink. Daarom is deze verbinding dan ook goed te horen in een groot deel van Europa.

Afhankelijk van de beschikbare tijd komen de onderstaande vragen aan de orde:
1. Allen: What inspired you to become an astronaut?
2. Hailey: What kind of training did you receive to become an astronaut? What were the hardest parts of it?
3. Angela: What do you do in space when you are not working?
4. Sammy: How is sleeping in space different than sleeping in your bed? I read that you have to be strapped into your bunk during missions.
5. Joseph:  When you get off a boat, sometimes your legs are really wobbly, does this happen when you come home from space? Do you have to readjust to the heaviness of gravity?
6. Zuriel:  On Earth, we get regular check-ups to make sure we are healthy and fit for school or athletics. In space, do you monitor your health, like blood pressure? If so, are the machines that are used altered in any way for space flight?
7. Allen:  We saw online that some of you are conducting research on headaches in space. Are headaches worse in space? Do people get more of them?
8. Hailey:  Do you use 3D printing in space? We have heard that you can print parts to repair things that break.
9. Angela:  Do things go wrong on the Space Station? What do you do to prevent that from happening?
10. Sammy: How does new technology modernize today’s space flight in comparison to early explorations? Does it change how data is collected, or allow for better quality photographs?
11. Joseph:  How would you compare communication with your family compared to how Apollo astronauts communicated with their families? How has technology changed it?
12. Zuriel:  What are some of the problems or challenges with space? travel for someone who is not physically fit? How does NASA ensure you are ready to go into space?
13. Allen:  We have teams to work on our robots, solar cars, and other projects. How is being on the ISS like being on a team?
14. Hailey:  Do the astronauts ever get mad at each other?
15. Angela:  We love Space Movies! Which movies are most accurate? What parts are totally unrealistic in most movies?
16. Sammy:  How long does it take to get to Mars and do you think there will be anyone living there, like astronauts or scientists, in our lifetime?
17. Joseph:  What was the scariest thing that has happened to you while on the Space Station or while blasting off?
18. Zuriel:  While flying over Washington DC, can you see any of the monuments?
19. Allen:  When do you think the general public will be able to take a space trip? How soon do you think it might be a normal thing to do?
20. Hailey:  What are some of your concerns for having untrained people fly into space?
21. Angela:  Have you seen anything that makes you think there might be space aliens?
22. Sammy:  How many days of supplies do you always keep in reserve?
23. Joseph:  If there were a one way mission to Mars, would you try to be on that crew?
24. Zuriel:  What did you do as a kid that helped you prepare to be an astronaut? Anything that you now can see was essential?

 

73, PE1KEH

ISS radiocontact hoorbaar in Europa op vrijdag 1 april om 18:34 UTC

Op vrijdag 1 april is er weer een schoolstation verbinding te beluisteren tussen de Engelse astronaut Timothy Peake, KG5BVI, en het National Soaring Museum, Elmira, in New York. Het contact begint om 18:34 UTC op 145,800 MHz in FM. Denk aan de doppler verschuiving van +/- 3 KHz. Iets eerder beginnen te luisteren is overigens aan te raden. Timothy Peake gebruikt dit keer de roepletters OR4ISS. Dit zijn de roepletters van het Europese deel van het ruimtestation.

De verbinding met het Museum in New York is dit keer een zogeheten telebridge verbinding. Dat wil zeggen dat het museum telefonisch contact maakt met Houston en Houston zet de verbinding weer door naar het ARISS grondstation van IK1SLD in Italie.

Het National Soaring Museum staat boven op de Harris Hill, en heeft uitzicht over Elmira, New York, the “Soaring Capital of America”. Het National Soaring Museum is in 1969 opgericht en in 1979 en 1989 grondig vernieuwd. De hoofdcollectie is gewijd aan vliegen zonder motoraandrijving.

De onderstaande vragen gaan gesteld worden aan Timothy Peake:

  1. What made you want to become an astronaut?
  2. Have there been any injuries on board?
  3. What’s a day in space like?
  4. How do you stay stationary on space walks if the ISS is moving?
  5. How far can you be from Earth and still talk to Mission Control?
  6. Have you ever been on a mission that’s gone badly?
  7. How does microgravity feel?
  8. How fast does the ISS go, and can you feel it moving?
  9. Has there been any “unearthly” sightings?
  10. What are you studying?
  11. Were you scared when you went into space?
  12. How do you talk to your family?
  13. What courses in school do you have to take to be an astronaut?
  14. What does it feel like to enter and exit the atmosphere?
  15. Are space walks difficult?
  16. Is microgravity difficult to deal with?
  17. Do you bring something with you to remind you of home?
  18. How long does it take to become an astronaut?
  19. How do you control the rocket that takes you to the Space Station?
  20. What’s the most rewarding thing about being an astronaut?

 

Bertus,

PE1KEH