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Live Streaming Video from Space?

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posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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I was wondering if anyone knew a website that has a live video feed from space. Are there any satelites that provide even a partial view of space? I highly doubt there are any, but I figured this was a good place to ask.




posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 03:34 PM
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That's a good question. I've wondered that myself but never looked into it. NASA has a multimedia section on their site, and if you have cable or satelite TV you can see some good coverage on NASA's channel.

Hope that helps.



posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Rev_Godslapper
That's a good question. I've wondered that myself but never looked into it. NASA has a multimedia section on their site, and if you have cable or satelite TV you can see some good coverage on NASA's channel.


Thanks for the feedback


But I'm trying to find some raw, unedited streaming video. With all the satellites buzzing around the earth, I'd be surprised if a few didn't have cameras with live feeds on them.



posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 09:52 PM
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To my knowledge there are no satellites in orbit that broadcast live continual
coverage of space.

I participated in a thread a few years ago about why there were'nt any, I'll look for it later.


Basically there are none because they have no use, satellites cost a lot of money to launch,
and anything unneeded usually is'nt included.


Bigelow Aerospace does have pictures of it's experimental inflatable space station
taken from a still camera mounted on the outside that shows some space, but that's
the closest I know of.



posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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there are some older satelite systems which have been deactivated and left in space if reactivated they can work so a person with enough knowledge which satelite , operation and activasion ect can with the use of a radiodish system.
So we can with the help of privat engineers and with the help from some technicians and some people with hacking knowledge find out what the governement don't want us to know by using old systems obanded by them against them. And there are enough privat older systems.
also some can be redirected and changed to pickup Nasa and Esa and mil signals to be also anylised by secret privat group who also believe in cover ups and alien contact and life.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 12:32 AM
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Mark, that can be considered 'terrorism' if you are not careful. As well as international security issues... but interesting idea.

No, no live streaming from Space, except the ISS which occasionally does live, interior-based broadcasts.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 02:09 AM
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Tate in Space Webcam


This powerful wide angle webcam developed in collaboration with University College London enables a broad viewing range. Currently the webcam is focused on our own planet, earth. You may take control of the webcam using the pan and zoom controls above.


It takes a still every 30 seconds, so it isn't quite live video, but it's interesting nonetheless.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 02:35 AM
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Originally posted by Implosion
Tate in Space Webcam


This powerful wide angle webcam developed in collaboration with University College London enables a broad viewing range. Currently the webcam is focused on our own planet, earth. You may take control of the webcam using the pan and zoom controls above.


It takes a still every 30 seconds, so it isn't quite live video, but it's interesting nonetheless.



Wow, and it even lets you operate it, too! You can zoom in, zoom out, pan left, right, up, and down. Very cool find!



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 01:26 PM
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About that tate webcam, just look how poor the quality is and the space you get to see it in, it doesn't even look real to be honest, though i don't doubt it is but you see what im saying, i also find it questionable whether you have any real control over it, even though they say you do, i believe the image is simply altered in the browser, of course anything's possible but this is simply a very poor show either way considering what weather satellites etc can do.



I hope you don't mind me reposting this here as my recent thread on the same subject was just closed a short while ago and i was hoping for a bit of discussion on some of these points as well...

"Yeah i knew they had various low quality web videos and sometimes live streaming but you can't get much from that and its delayed and would possibly get edited if need be, im after preferably hd video and images of the earth from a distance showing one whole side and most importantly thats being updated regularly, i've never seen this particularly as its almost always weather and zoomed in on a part plus limited to a certain spectrum, think how nice it would be to see live video of the whole earth as the sat orbits around, even images would be pretty cool but i've never heard of this exactly, it seems odd and such a shame we're missing out if thats really the case.

You can guess the obvious reasons i and others would have for wanting this apart from probably the most important, because we can and should be able to in this day and age, i mean we see the sun in a limited way from soho but something far more interesting and magnificent like our own planet isn't even shown in such a way, also as far as i've seen soho doesn't show the sun in its natural full light range, they have a few limited ranges like x-ray, infrared etc, why no real visible light, same goes for most mars images as well i believe?"




posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Implosion
Tate in Space Webcam

It takes a still every 30 seconds, so it isn't quite live video, but it's interesting nonetheless.


Phony as a $3 bill. It's an "art piece".



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 09:03 PM
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You know what? You're dead right, it is.


Tate in Space was conceived as a site specific artwork for Tate Online. It was commissioned in 2002 as part of Tate Online's ongoing net art programme. The site is part fact, part fiction. It is intended as an agent provocateur: a catalyst, structure and location that invites debate and reflection on the nature of art in space, cultural ambition, and an examination of the role of the institution and the individuals within. Tate in Space also works as interactive or immersive fiction, where each visitor is encouraged to engage with their own extra-terrestrial cultural fantasies. Some aspects of the work - such as the satellite sightings data - rely on participants 'wishing' or 'believing' the narrative into existence, assuming a position of co-authorship; collaborating with both the artist and each other in a work of constantly expanding collective fiction. Further information about the work can be found in Paul Bonaventura's critical essay, Floating Worlds 2002, commissioned to accompany the launch of Tate in Space.

Source.


I guess I've been had.




posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 05:37 AM
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Read this whole article:

Tate in Space art project

But the last 3 paragraphs, I've shown below. You should read the whole article though.


Indeed, if we are in the right place at the right time, and believe hard enough in the overall proposition, we might get lucky and see the trailblazing Satellite arcing its way across the inky heavens. The Tate in Space website provides accurate information on the trajectory of the Satellite, orbiting the planet at a velocity of 7.67 km/sec approximately 400km above the surface in a polar-to-polar low earth orbit. And what's so strange about a large-scale organisation having its own dedicated satellite these days? After all, you can send one up for less than a quarter of a million pounds at the moment, approximately 12% of Tate's annual art purchasing budget, and a sum far below the cost of an average canvas by Matisse or Pollock.

What Collins is suggesting ultimately with her Tate in Space project is that standpoint is everything. As if to underline this message, the artist has made a request on one section of the site for anyone who thinks they might have witnessed the Tate Satellite in orbit to submit evidence of their sighting. In a truly democratic gesture, the artist has co-opted audiences to assist her in the fabrication of a reality where none supposedly exists.

Of course the site is illusory. If Tate really had launched its own Satellite, you can be sure that it would have been front-page news in all the world's press. Yet Collins has elected to give the site as much authority as possible. Fiction has always played a big part in the artist's work, but with this project she has excelled herself, creating a fake component of a real organisation with all the trappings of authenticity. But who's to say what might transpire in the next ten, twenty or fifty years? Although Tate in Space has come on stream with far less fanfare than Tate Britain or Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool or Tate St Ives, it has the potential, in time, to be infinitely more influential than any of its seemingly more prestigious forebears.


[edit on 8/10/2007 by pjslug]



posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 09:38 PM
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i was wondering why the planet has a shaddow lol
oh well.



posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 09:49 PM
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Yeah Ive been looking for Real time sky watching site feeds as well with still no luck. I tried looking for live telescope feeds as well.
They have a real nifty automated 7 ft tall telescope that uses your comp as its interface for live viewing and aiming etc. Sadly the decent systems complete is near $5000 US and go on up to the 6 digit $$$'s.
I would have thought a few rich star gazer enthusiests in the Western US would have come up with this on the web allready.
Good luck.



posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 10:24 PM
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Having a live cam pointed at something out in space is not a possibility at least not sponsored by the US government (or any other for that matter) IMHO. If a UFO came floating by and it probably would sooner or later that would put them in the uncomfortable position of having to explain what it is (or isn't). The government is not in control of what happens out there like they are down here. Ie. controlled airspace doesn't exist out there like it does here. Look at any aviation chart. Not that controlled airspace designation stops UFOs but the government probably thinks it should!



posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by VType
Yeah Ive been looking for Real time sky watching site feeds as well with still no luck. I tried looking for live telescope feeds as well.
They have a real nifty automated 7 ft tall telescope that uses your comp as its interface for live viewing and aiming etc. Sadly the decent systems complete is near $5000 US and go on up to the 6 digit $$$'s.
I would have thought a few rich star gazer enthusiests in the Western US would have come up with this on the web allready.
Good luck.


They do. I used to have telescopes and I remember reading about a website that charges you a monthly fee where you have access to group and private sessions with an excellent private observatory.

Ah, I found it. Here you go. It's a very very cool online interface.
$19.95 for 200 minutes ("Explorer" package), or $99.95 for unlimited viewing for a year + reserving private sessions ("Commander" package which includes a 7-day free trial). I might actually sign up. Everyone should check out the site. Super cool!


Slooh.com

Check out the accolades on the site. You watch in realtime as the photons build up on the CCD. Private access to five telescopes/observatories in strategic locations around the world.

[edit on 8/11/2007 by pjslug]



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
Having a live cam pointed at something out in space is not a possibility at least not sponsored by the US government (or any other for that matter) IMHO. If a UFO came floating by and it probably would sooner or later that would put them in the uncomfortable position of having to explain what it is (or isn't). The government is not in control of what happens out there like they are down here. Ie. controlled airspace doesn't exist out there like it does here. Look at any aviation chart. Not that controlled airspace designation stops UFOs but the government probably thinks it should!


Yeah this has pretty much been my suspicion, i still don't get why we at least don't get images of full earth being visible in true colour, those black and white zoomed in weather images don't count.

Can anyone find us live image feeds at the very least, because surely that is a little strange if we really don't get even that?



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by just theory
Yeah this has pretty much been my suspicion, i still don't get why we at least don't get images of full earth being visible in true colour, those black and white zoomed in weather images don't count.


The reason there are'nt alot of 'Earth Shots', that is full pictures of the Earth,
rather than pictures of only certain areas is because you actually have to be pretty
far from the Earth to do that, much farther than the majority of satellites orbit.

The ones we do have are from the old Lunar missions and from the various
orbiters that are leaving the Earth-Moon system on there way to other parts
of the Solar System that have the right equipment to take pictures like that.



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by VType
Yeah Ive been looking for Real time sky watching site feeds as well with still no luck. I tried looking for live telescope feeds as well.

Sorry for the thread necromancy, but I'm going to start offering a free "live feed" from my telescope on a semi-regular basis through ustream.tv. My fascination is mostly with deep space so we'll be looking at a lot of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. Because of the way my equipment works, the frame rate for deep space is very low, one every 30 seconds to a minute or so. Each consecutive image is automatically integrated in realtime onto the last one as they come in from the camera to form the image (basically like watching a very long exposure occur gradually in real time). After about 10 minutes (longer if the object is really dim) we'll move on to the next object. Basically, this is like slooh, only I don't charge admission and the feed is as direct as it gets - you're literally seeing it as it appears on my desktop.

Occasionally I may show the space station or one of the planets and our moon, especially if something special is going on, and in that case the frame rate is much higher and no stacking occurs in realtime. Because astronomy is weather dependent there won't be a set schedule, but you can keep track of the feed here and get updated when a feed goes live:
www.ustream.tv...

I'll probably give a few hours notice if I'm planning to do a feed that evening. I won't have anything this evening since the weather simply won't allow it, but I do plan to do a first run of the deep space feed sometime later this week if possible.

[edit on 20-4-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 08:49 AM
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Just a brief update, we had the first live viewing last night. For those who want to see what a live view of space looks like from a telescope, here's a recording of my ustream webcast here:
www.ustream.tv...



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