[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Webcam Streaming Video
Alan Sieg WB5RMG
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Mon Mar 16 13:53:44 PDT 2009
Trevor M5AKA said :
> Does anyone know if the camera is connected via cable
> or do they make use of a WiFi connection ?
We'll assume you are speaking of the connections on ISS,
as it is most certainly wireless back to earth. TDRSS tho, not LinkSys.
They have several new HD video cameras mounted outside,
in addition to several indoor cameras. The Ku band downlink carries
4 simultaneous video channels, as selected by ground control or crew.
I'm not sure why this is considered new, as it seems like the same thing
they have been doing during crew sleep - showing lots of outside camera
views on NASA-TV as streaming video. I think maybe there is a new URL,
it's just that during Joint Ops they are showing Mission Coverage,
same as on the main public channel.
AhHa - looks like http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/isslivestream.asx
by itself will kick open a Media Player window. Maybe after this shuttle
mission this new URL will not go back to the regular public channel content.
I love watching the earth ball rolling underneath ISS, and hope that
this new URL will give us more of that, and less 'NASA Edge' . . .
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