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Re: Nasa TV in the future?
said by baess:It is already available over the air free to everyone, nationwide:
Considering how much tax dollars go to NASA it should be OTA free to everyone.
quote:NASA TV is also offered to all cable companies to carry, free of charge.
NASA Television Is On Satellite AMC-18C
NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = Â¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681
There's really no excuse for WOW not to add the channel.
Pentagon Channel is another free government channel.
The nice thing about the Pentagon Channel HD and NASA HD is that as both networks are government-run, all content they produce is in the public domain. As such, you can redistribute content from NASA and Pentagon to your heart's content to whatever venue you please.
If I lived in Kansas City one of the first things I would try with Google Fiber's network is putting up a C Band dish, grabbing NASA HD's feed (it's 720p @ ~15 Mbps), and putting it up as a live stream on the Internet. My amateur efforts would put NASA's current pathetic ~2 Mbps Ustream Internet stream to shame.
You gave a link to watch via the internet, not exactly OTA. So how would my father who doesn't have a computer watch?
He does have a TV.
No I didn't. What part of NASA Television Is On Satellite AMC-18C do you not comprehend?
Put up a satellite antenna. Point it to the AMC 18 satellite at 105 degrees West. Tune into NASA TV HD for free with the signal that you are now receiving over the air.
The page I linked has all the information you need to tune into NASA via satellite antenna.