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Originally posted by Philosophile
If anyone is willing to look further as to why they're "decommissioning" the cameras/satellite and why the channel is inactive, that would be greatly appreciated.
reply to post by xXxinfidelxXx
I don't buy in to any 2012 "End of the World" stuff. However, the timing on this seems very curious.
Originally posted by paratus
That's pretty cool, never knew Dish had this (I have DirecTV) channel.
Is it the moon???
Dear Matt, I am a long time customer. I am very curious as to the removal of this ch. I am investigating why one month before 12/21/12 you would take down a camera even if it was not working all the time. I really wish you would take a minute to call me............. You can check out what I have started here...www.abovetopsecret.com... Not looking to cause any trouble. But really replace it with NASA network? I hope you can help me put this thing to rest.
The channel was taken down due to the decommissioning of the camera. The camera was having some issues before it was permanently removed from our lineup. We carried the NASA channel before this was taken down and only moved NASA to where DISH Earth was once located. Thank you, Matthew Gonzales Social Media DISH LLC Sunday-Thursday 3p-11p
Dear Matt, With all the empty ch's would it be possible to let us watch it until it dies. It takes one modulator and it would make some of us extremely happy. I realize why you moved the NASA ch. to the spot. Please realize Matt, there is a huge distrust of NASA around the net. I'm not wanting to make a big Conspiracy. I just wonder if you could let us watch the camera die? I really appreciate your response. Could you see if this is possible?
The channel has been permanently removed and it will not be returning to DISH regardless if the camera has any life in it. I do thank you for your understanding in this matter. Thank you, Matt Gonzales
Originally posted by whyamIhere
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Originally posted by Montana
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Cool stuff, never heard of that before. And the girl in that video makes a good point, the Earth looks extremely odd in that picture. Can anyone explain why it looks like that? I'm very curious to know.
I researched it once, and it turns out that the camera is extremely low-res and the sat is pretty distant. There was never an intention to broadcast the camera feed, but a someone at DISH thought it was pretty cool and the channel went live. As I understand it the camera was used to verify proper orbit insertion or some such thing.
Well I gathered that the camera was low-res, that much is fairly obvious. What really interests me is that ripple effect, plus even at that low resolution I would expect to see some landmass texture. It looks like a big water droplet or something, with large waves rippling through it. It's extremely odd. The only thing I can think of to explain the rippling, is perhaps the lense is shaped in a way which causes that effect by bending the light.
I wish I knew why it looks like that at night.
Some of the daytime footage is stunning.
In January 2008, Dish Network was spun off from EchoStar, its former parent company, which was founded by Charlie Ergen as a satellite television equipment distributor in 1980. The company began using Dish Network as its consumer brand in March 1996, after the successful launch of its first satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995. That launch marked the beginning of its subscription television services, and EchoStar has since launched numerous satellites, with nine owned and leased satellites in its fleet as of January 2013. EchoStar continues to be the primary technology partner to Dish Network