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How to Use a RTL SDR Dongle to receive pictures from the ISS! | Software Defined Radio

This video is from Ham Radio DX. Did you know the International Space Station (ISS) periodically sends SSTV (slow scan television) images over the air? You can decode them too using an RTL SDR software defined radio dongle which is around $30-$50. A simple antenna is all that is needed.

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This Year The Space Station Is Getting Its First Major Expansion in a Decade

Scott Manley highlights the upgrades and expansions that the International Space Station is getting this year. The forced retirement of the Space Shuttle meant that new hardware was necessarily small and expansions were off the table.

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Using a Commodore 64 to Talk to the International Space Station

Retro Recipes wires up a Commodore 64, a ham radio, and a modem to reach out to the stars. (or at least near Earth orbit).

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The Risky Venture of Spaceport America

In the middle of the New Mexico desert lies Spaceport America, a glittering, alien structure advertised as the very first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It’s home to Virgin Galactic, a space startup that promises to send tourists into orbit as early as next year. But even if that milestone happens, it will follow years of delays, […]

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