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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS011 (2015)

ARLS011 SSTV Images from Space Will Commemorate 40th Apollo-Soyuz
Mission Anniversary

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Space Bulletin 011  ARLS011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  July 15, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLS011 SSTV Images from Space Will Commemorate 40th Apollo-Soyuz
Mission Anniversary

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, the
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team will
transmit a series of 12 Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images. The SSTV
transmissions 145.80 MHz will begin on the morning of Saturday, July
18, and continue through Sunday July 19, subject to change.
Apollo-Soyuz represented the first joint US-USSR mission, and it set
the stage for later US-Russia collaboration on the space shuttle,
Mir Space Station, and the International Space Station.

"The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project would send NASA astronauts Tom
Stafford, Deke Slayton and Vance Brand in an Apollo Command and
Service Module to meet Russian cosmonauts Aleksey Leonov and Valeriy
Kubasov in a Soyuz capsule," NASA has recounted. "A jointly
designed, US-built docking module fulfilled the main technical goal
of the mission, demonstrating that two dissimilar craft could dock
in orbit. But the human side of the mission went far beyond that."

The Soyuz and Apollo vehicles were docked from July 17-19, 1975.
During that time, the three US astronauts and two USSR cosmonauts
carried out experiments and other activities. Apollo-Soyuz was the
final mission of the Apollo program and the last US human
spaceflight mission prior to the inaugural space shuttle mission in

Submit received SSTV images to the ARISS SSTV image gallery, which
will post the best SSTV images received from this event at, .

The ISS cosmonauts will take time out from the SSTV transmissions on
July 18 to conduct an ARISS contact (starting at approximately 1655
UTC) with students attending the Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum
event in Dallas, Texas. Streaming audio will be available at, .

ARISS International has expressed thanks ARISS-Russia's Sergey
Samburov, RV3DR, for his leadership on this historic commemoration.


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