The Russian Federal Space Agency has reported that the ARISSat-1 satellite (also known as Kedr) will be activated on April the 12th this year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight. Originally planned for this month, the delay which was necessary to fit with the astronauts work schedules provides extra time to upgrade stations for the reception of SSTV images from orbit.
FM downlink on 145.950 MHz includes live SSTV images (from 4 on-board cameras) as part of the cycling voice ID, select spoken telemetry values, and the international greeting messages. The RF downlink power will be 250mW which should be sufficient to receive SSTV pictures from a HT with a large whip, although you may need to orient the whip to line up the antenna polarization.
The satellite is currently inside the International Space Station (ISS) and will be connected to an Amateur antenna mounted on the ISS for the activation on 12 April. It is planned to deploy the satellite during a space walk in July this year.
Read the Russian Federal Space Agency announcement at