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Dish Earth Camera Taken over by NASA, No more public viewing !!!

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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by whyamIhere

I would think it very likely to be another satellite. There are tens of thousands of them in orbit after all. Along with all the debris left over from all the missions we have sent into space.

My money is on another satellite.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:04 PM

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.

I have a call in to their main office...

Nobody I talked with knew it was no longer there.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by whyamIhere

I am not concerned with what 90% of the people on this site have to say as it has devolved into a glorified mudpit for the uneducated rage-addicts amongst us to sling at their hearts content. I am only concerned with the OP. BTW, suggesting that NASA would just take a satellite offline to spite us definately qualifies as doom and gloom.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:32 PM

I don't buy in to any 2012 "End of the World" stuff. However, the timing on this seems very curious.
reply to post by xXxinfidelxXx

That's how I opened the OP ^^^^^^^

Sorry if I gave you that impression.

No doom and gloom here...

As far as NASA....You got me. I don't trust them.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 07:36 PM
Hmmm...seems someone didn't like an alternative viewpoint being distributed...

Why do we always find out this stuff after the fact?

[shuffles down to the basement to make my OWN satellite camera..Hmph!]

And by the way..that object look way bigger than any satellite or space station or what ever. I mean come on, we have hundreds of satellites around the globe in geosynchronous and geostationary orbit. Do you see any of them? No, because they're pretty small from this perspective. Looks too small to be the moon...Niburu?! Deathstar?! Candy Coated Popcorn?!

LMAO wouldn't that be a kick in the pants. All the naysayers "there COULDN'T be ANYTHING out there EVER!! I could personally care less one way or the other, but the hilarity between the skeptics and doom porners on ATS would entertain me to no end.

Well we'll NEVER know NOW. Thanks heaps Dish.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:24 PM

Originally posted by paratus
That's pretty cool, never knew Dish had this (I have DirecTV) channel.
Great idea.
Is it the moon???

I'm sorry, but REALLY? I don't want to bash you, but yes it's the moon, cause everyone knows the Moon is "our planet" .

Maybe I'm just having a bad day, but this tell me so I don't have to think or learn attitude... it's too widespread. I'm not accusing you of doing this as a normal thing paratus. It's something easy to fall into, when we can just simply ask a question why think or research or read? The OP mentioned in his post, it was mentioned on the videos I mean do we pay attention to the world around us anymore?

I feel like the older I get the more I lose faith in mankind. Whereas 35 years ago you're average guy would replace his oil on a regular basis(or so my dad told me.. cause I asked
) , now its more normal for people to not know how to replace their tire, much less even know where their oil filter is.

Ok that's enough OT. I didn't know about this channel either OP, so thanks for telling us
I must say the timing is odd, but honestly, seems like kinda a boring channel, why NASA would block it I don't know, but it's probably theirs and they simply leased or sold the streamed images to dish. Might be having some issues and stopped working, or they are uploading new software or something. 20K+ miles is going to be hit with a lot of radiation, it may have degraded the hardware.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by whyamIhere

It's not that they're not trust-worthy...although I'm probably wrong in that regard, it's just that the American government is broke. The only way they can maintain NASA, FEMA, Social Security and the like running is with further crippling loans from the Rothschilds et al.

posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 02:33 AM
Aw, that's disappointing. I used to turn on this channel and fall asleep to it. I would always wake up in the morning and look at the Earth as it was beginning to be lit by the sun. There was always that odd ripple effect over the planet and a bunch of rainbow-colored dots all over the screen.

I actually have a video on my ipad I took when I woke up and noticed an odd moving object on the camera. I videoed what I believe is the moon transiting across the screen. When I woke up I saw it move behind the Earth and vanish, then re-emerge about five minutes later, so I started recording. It was pretty neat to see.

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 02:22 PM
So if NASA moves out we follow them to the safe places.
Otherwise nothing is happening and there is no way to stop the roomers
or the actual event that we don't know what it is exactly.

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 02:33 PM
OK, yeah that is weird. I enjoyed that channel too sometimes.
I just went to check my dish channels and 288 doesn't even exist anymore, not even under all channels. When I tried to put in the channel directly it automatically changed to the NASA channel, 286.

ETA:And that's what I get for not reading the entire thread first.
edit on 5-12-2012 by woodsmom because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 09:51 AM
UPDATE: Here is my email to dish and the response.

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 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?

Waiting to see if he will reply...

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 10:26 PM
Great thread Op
Totally respect your questioning of Nasas' intentions.
Credit your find.
Nothing new to post but the site is new to me thanks for sharing this info,

posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 01:37 PM

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

No, I don't understand Matt. I pay YOUR Salary.

Could it be the Space Plane?

The North Korean Satellite Launch?

What is it we cannot see?

We pay for that bird every month. To not leave a perfectly working camera.

It's not like you don't have every other crappy channel known to man.

Matt...Let's just get to the nut cutting.

I do not trust you or NASA....Your weak and vague response reminds me of NASA.

Direct TV....Here I come...

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posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 02:20 PM

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.

Lets theorize on this. The earth is a hologram, and in this video, you see the dark side isn't even rounded, and what looks like a blue star shining through the land mass or ocean. Also, two ideas came to me, something organic, but also like the inner part of the planet, the core maybe, and maybe earth will give birth to a moon. Almost like a crater with a rounded mound.

But another idea is, related again to the hologram, and night time is when most sleep, so do they need a concrete world when they are in other realms during sleep?

Anyway made me really want to meditate until I beam out of here, didn't really like that view of earth there.

posted on May, 1 2016 @ 01:33 PM
With regards to the now closed thread about images of Earth from space, I was going to mention that the satellite images are all from multi-spectral imagers, not a regular camera, and the difference seems to be that there is no green seen in the photographs, from Apollo 17 for example, whereas there is from the multi-spectral imagers. There is no green in the images from the DISH network camera either. What does that mean? I dunno...

edit: whoops, wrong thread, was referring to the post in space exploration:
edit on 1-5-2016 by GaryN because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 1 2016 @ 01:45 PM

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

Echo star owns the satellite. Why blame NASA concerning this satellite.

posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:31 AM
a reply to: roadgravel

I honestly can't remember why I blamed NASA.

They did have something to do with it.

I really miss this was great viewing.

I'll try to remember why I gave NASA the blame.

posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:46 AM
a reply to: whyamIhere

Just read through the thread. I can tell you why you blamed NASA. Obviously this channel was next to the NASA channel. And it was taken offline, so it skipped it and went to the NASA channel, and you didn't pay attention and thought NASA had taken over the channel.

At least that's what a gleamed from reading the first few posts.

The only thing I can think of is it was a waste of bandwidth. It costs hundreds of millions of dollars to put one of those satellites into orbit. They have expanded their channel list, and also certain channels have higher quality of HD which also take up bandwidth. Of course I have no idea, but that is my logical deduction of what happened. They allotted the bandwidth of that channel to something else. They saw this channel as cool while bandwidth was available for it, then when they needed it, used it for something else.

Of course that is speculation. I have no idea. But it makes a lot more sense than NASA took it over, or the end of the world scenario.

posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:55 AM
a reply to: QuinnP

Yes, you're right.

It's that NASA ch. was put in its place.

It wasn't that NASA took over the Ch.

Regardless, I do miss it.

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