Monday, May 12, 2014

High definition video from the International Space Station - The HUNCH Project

The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment, which is one of the latest missions for the International Space Station, consists of four HD based cameras that have been attached to the outside of the ISS. This mission relates to an experiment in conjunction with the 'High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware' program. (HUNCH)


The cameras are exposed to the radiation from the sun, which will allow astronauts to understand how radiation affects the instruments.

Students of the HUNCH program have helped with the design in relation to some aspects of the actual HD cameras in use.

The cameras are permanently facing down towards the Earth. You can find one of the live feeds below along with 'the best of' footage from previously video captures. The feeds are likely to go down from time to time as the signal switches between the cameras. If the ISS is on the dark side of the planet, the picture will be, you guessed it, a bit dark.


Live streaming video by Ustream

Below is the best of footage feed.



Video streaming by Ustream


Direct Links
Live Feed - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/17074538
Best of feed 1 - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/47034095
Best of feed 2 - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/47040701


Source
http://www.iflscience.com/space/eyes-earth-iss-hd-earth-viewing-experiment

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