[amsat-bb] Re: video from ISS

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 7 05:19:46 PST 2011

--- On Mon, 7/11/11, R Oler <orbitjet at hotmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/russian-federal-space-agency-urthecast-earth-video-camera-inc-partner-on-a-new-visionary-space-project-2011-11-04

Interesting, not too sure how Urthecast intend to make money out of this - not convinced they'd get enough consumers to pay. I note it mentioned using existing Russian antennas, I wasn't aware there was much spare capacity. At 2.5 Terrabytes a day, that's a lot of expensive bandwidth that someone has to pay for. 

There's no doubt an Amateur fast scan TV camera on the ISS would prove popular, I note also that there was some speculation on the Radioskraf web Forum about 5 GHz ATV on a future Radioskraf sat.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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