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Watch Earth from orbit LIVE stream
wattsupwiththat.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | by Anthony Watts

Posted on 05/03/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (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 which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing.

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 which may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment. For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/ To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/917.html

Livestream link:

Direct link here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload


TOPICS: Astronomy; Education; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: earth; globalwarming; watchearth

1 posted on 05/03/2014 9:36:39 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s really an experiment to see how long we will look at a gray screen before giving up.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 9:42:39 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

LOL

Kinda like my uncle used to ask me if I wanted to see a Polish trailer and have me follow him all over the yard looking for it.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 9:44:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

ROFL. Oh that’s just mean!


4 posted on 05/03/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

30 seconds for me.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: 1FreeAmerican

It appears to be very overcast.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks to be very foggy up there. IFR conditions for sure.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The russian site is actually working. LOL

http://iss.stormway.ru/index.html


8 posted on 05/03/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It doesn’t work, makes sense though since bammy gave the iss to the commies, what would you expect.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 9:54:39 AM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m still waiting for my Hurts Donut.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is Ballot Stuffing)
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To: BinaryBoy

Yeah that was another one I learned from my uncle.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 10:02:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Embarrassing.

The NASA feed doesn’t work, but the Russian feed does.

We’re a laughing stock due to Zero.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 10:08:40 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: SamAdams76

Maybe they are on the dark side,.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 10:08:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The station is headed out over the Indian ocean now and its dark.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SunkenCiv

APOD bonus.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
But, but, but, what about GoreSat? Wasn't that supposed to do the same thing?

Actually, Gore's interference with the original mission objectives doomed the project by delaying it.

That's not to mention that hyper clean storage costs for the bird were about $1M/month, sitting at Goddard.

Then again, that's nothing compared to what Gore has in mind for taxpayers and consumers...

16 posted on 05/03/2014 10:18:11 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: cripplecreek; SunkenCiv; Fred Nerks
I is into the dark side ,,,,this link shows the track:

http://iss.stormway.ru/index.html

If it will work...well just partiallu..

it has passed over Africa,,,,going below Australia...many hours before it gets to sunlit areas.,

17 posted on 05/03/2014 10:20:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Its going to be a while before its back over land. Southern California it looks like.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; BenLurkin; pollywog
Hey...I will wave as it goes over.,

Pinging others that can wave.

LOL!

19 posted on 05/03/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: reagandemocrat
From the Russian site,,,it has passed under Australia.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 10:40:58 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They need to talk to the porn industry on how to setup a webcam. Jeez.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 10:48:12 AM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why the image be dark on the night side? The earth is lit up like a Christmas tree with city lights, a good high ISO camera would produce amazing shots at night.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 10:50:22 AM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: BushCountry

That is, “Why would...” And for over the ocean at night use IR. Put a decent streaming spy camera on the thing. Let the world enjoy space.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 10:54:13 AM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t see anything but gray. Does that mean we’ve blown up?


24 posted on 05/03/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: cripplecreek
Conversation on upper ;eft pane...something about software I think,...now silent .

Not sure what I am looking at,...

25 posted on 05/03/2014 11:28:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: WKUHilltopper
See link at #8.

That has something to loolk at.

26 posted on 05/03/2014 11:37:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: cripplecreek
oh yeah, the Blue screen is a BIG improvement over the gray... 8^)
27 posted on 05/03/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Hey...I will wave as it goes over."
I'd be careful doing that. The thing might
mistake a wave for pointing a gun at it and
send down a missile to zap you.
28 posted on 05/03/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Squawk 8888; Ernest_at_the_Beach; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; ...

Neat! Thanks for the ping and topic! Extra to APoD.


29 posted on 05/03/2014 12:19:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I noticed a comment at the (western) about flash.

Does that require a flash player to watch?


30 posted on 05/03/2014 12:24:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

(western site)

Sorry I missed a word.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 12:24:51 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: reagandemocrat

Folks at N.A.S.A. are busy what with their moose limb outreach.
No one there’s noticed they bumped the focus knob.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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