Todays ARISS contact went a bit different compared to the “regular” contacts.
The contact was scheduled between Paolo Nespoli in the ISS and the Youngsters On The Air 2017 event at Gilwell Park in the UK.
When the contact came round, it was clear that after a few attempts, Paolo could hear us, but we could not hear him over the downlink. HamTV did pick up some of the audio, but due to delays, this audio is difficult to use during the contact.
The Flight Director kindly rescheduled the contact on the next ISS pass and moved it to the service module, to be able to use other equipment on the station.
The second attempt was a great success!
This video is a recording of the hamvideo downlink from the international space station, as received in Delft. JO21ex. It was part of a school contact between Thomas Pesquet on the ISS and Ecole primaire Elie Desplan, Boissières, France and Marie Castang, Saint Dionisy, France.
Today, the International Space Station transmitted live video during a school contact between Thomas Pesquet on the ISS and Collège André Malraux, Chatelaillon-Plage, France. The signals were received in Delft and forwarded to a central server.
Today, we were visiting the beach, and found loads of starfish washed on the shores.
Apparently, a strong current in the Noth Sea loosened them from the seabed. A beautiful but cold day, but its a sad sight to see all these dying starfish. Nature is cruel.
Today I managed to get the first signals through the 23cm input of the test repeater that should become PI6W.
I used a yagi from the window on the front side of my apartment. This gave B4 images on the repeater.