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Topic # 57297 8-Feb-2010 22:04
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Ez crew, at the moment I'm watching the launch procedure of the space shuttle Endeavour streaming live on NASA TV and wondered if it was possible to recieve it through a satellite channel in particular freeview. I googled it and found this from http://www.satdirectory.com/--nasa.html

"For viewers in New Zealand, NASA TV has recently been added to the "easy to receive" TVNZ digital channels on Optus B1, 12456, Vertical,  Symbol Rate 22500, FEC 3/4".

Then went over to TVNZ and found this from http://tvnz.co.nz/content/963473

"TVNZ has Transferred its DTH Free-To-Air Test Channels to D1 Satellite
TVNZ has transferred its test signals from the old, ailing, Optus B1 satellite to the new Optus D1 satellite. The move was completed at 1300hrs Friday 2nd February.  The test channels are now on D1 but in order to receive the channels all Set Top Boxes will have to be re-programmed."


Soooo does that mean we can get NASA TV through freeview or I'm I way off the mark, if I am how do I receive it through the Optis B1?

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  Reply # 297230 8-Feb-2010 22:11
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Nasa TV was live as part of pre Freeview testing. It's been gone for probably ~4 years now.

It is still available of one of the satellites but we're talking a 2m+ dish.

Watching the internet stream is far easier!




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  Reply # 297239 8-Feb-2010 22:19
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Yea think everything I found was old news, according to wikipedia Optus B1 is in space junk orbit since May 2008

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  Reply # 297246 8-Feb-2010 22:31
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Whoa just watched it go up, utter badness - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_...



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  Reply # 297250 8-Feb-2010 22:37
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patznz: Whoa just watched it go up, utter badness - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_...



Haha fully, I'd been keeping tabs on it all afternoon was pretty dope watched it on www.awacs.co.nz

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  Reply # 297967 11-Feb-2010 14:55
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freitasm: Watched it on a 1200kbps stream at http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163.



Neither my internet at work (unknown ISP, maybe telstra) or at home (Telecom, Big Time... sigh) can stream this stream successfully, is so disappointing!


I was watching the lower quality stream last evening, http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368162 and even this was unwatchable until about 10 pm, then it got a bit better.


Does anyone have better experience with Telecom? Perhaps I should change plans... would this make a difference?


Cheers,
Joseph.




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  Reply # 297979 11-Feb-2010 15:23
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I couldnt watch any of the official streams as they would stop and start, im on big time.



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  Reply # 297984 11-Feb-2010 15:29
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I'm on telstra (not cable) and www.awacs.co.nz/nasa/ was pretty good on the night thinks its getting relayed, picture was pretty sharp too

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  Reply # 297988 11-Feb-2010 15:40
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We used to get NASA TV on the Auckland Amateur TV station ZL1BQ, but it wasn't there when I tuned in for the launch :-(

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