ISS Live Video – International Space Station (ISS) Broadcasts Live Video Of Earth From Space
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Info about the ISS Live Video from NASA
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth. These are enclosed in a pressurised and temperature controlled housings. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live on this channel. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.
Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality. This may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components. Via the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/917.html – Credit NASA
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É realmente uma visão fascinante. Mas sinto que o ISS não possa estar numa altitude maior, então veríamos nosso Planeta em todo seu esplendor.
However, truly amazing anyway.
I love this site. The view of our planet is amazing
this is Such an amazing experience, I’m truly grateful that I live in this beautiful blue planet.
the best moment is when the ISS is emerging from the dark side of the earth to the bright side or when the moon is showing in the horizon.
Why can’t we see city lights when it passes over at night?
David Brawls asks “Why can’t we see city lights when it passes over at night?”
The video camera’s used for these views are not capable of capturing city lights (or aurora or lightening storms) because they are capturing 30 fps using standard off-the-shelf commercial cameras. All the “city lights” videos you see online from the ISS are created from combining 1000’s of “long-exposure” still frames (each frame is typically exposed for 0.5 to 1.5 seconds.
Hopefully one day a new camera system will be launched that CAN capture live night time views – but for now – it’s not possible.
Marred by compression artifacts manifesting as vertical streaks and gaps as clouds roll towards camera.
It is truly a beautiful planet, one views it from space, the size and magnificence of this blue ball we all live on, spinning around our sun, is an incredible reality to be in, while we are alive in the now.
It`s only when you watch for a while that you realise just how much of this planet is covered by water !
awesome… to think 111 years since the first powered flight. what will another 111 years bring?
What a great opportunity this is.
Thats just amazing. I am just fasinated with space moon and stars