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ISS - cameras now streaming live :)

Post by M0MTH » 08 May 2014, 15:31

http://www.iflscience.com/space/eyes-ea ... experiment
Eyes on Earth: The ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

One of the latest missions from the ISS is kind of amazing. The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment consists of four cameras that have been attached outside of the ISS. Though temperature is controlled, the cameras are exposed to the radiation from the sun, which will allow astronauts to understand how radiation affects the instruments.

The experiment is being run in conjunction with High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program that serves as outreach for students 9-12. Students participating in this program also helped design some aspects of the camera.

The cameras point down at Earth at all times, which makes for some breathtaking images. The feed will sometimes go down as the signal switches between the cameras, and it is hard to see when the ISS is on the dark side of the planet. If the cameras are down, the screen will be grey.

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Post by kr0ne » 08 May 2014, 16:42

HD? 480p? They're having a giraffe!

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Post by cjay » 22 Jun 2014, 12:34

kr0ne wrote:HD? 480p? They're having a giraffe!
Bloody hell, I live two miles from the exchange and until recently I couldn't get broadband fast enough to watch that.

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Post by ChrisCSL » 22 Jun 2014, 13:10

It's over the Suth Pacific at night at the mo..

Just wait a bit, then it will cross South America and come our way.

Next two orbits after this one will actually cross Southern UK.

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Post by ChrisCSL » 22 Jun 2014, 13:37

Nice, isn't it?

Thanks to the O.P.

Funny to think that the ISS is flying through the top of the 'F' layer, so when you chat with Luigi on 555, that's where your signal goes first :)

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Post by Corblimeyguvnar » 22 Jun 2014, 17:01

nice

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Post by ChrisCSL » 22 Jun 2014, 18:06

I love it when it emerges from the night side.

First the screen is just black, and you're wondering if it's working, then the two docked Soyuz light up, then the terminator creeps up slowly at the bottom of the screen before they switch to 'forward view'.

Watch again about 20:20 BST.

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