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The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Formerly the site for the High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV) : Operational: April 30, 2014 – End of Life: August 22, 2019. See more information below. Currently, live video of Earth is streaming from an external HD camera mounted on the ISS. The camera is looking toward Earth with an occasional solar panel passing through the view. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit HDEV's experiment investigation page. ISS Tracker Black = on the nighttime side of the Earth Gray = The ground support computer has stopped sending video to USTREAM (IBM Video) and will be reset shortly. ISS High Definition Live Streaming Video of the Earth After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Click here to read the Final Report: High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV). Highlights: For all questions regarding the current external camera or the former HDEV experiment, please contact Carlos Fontanot or Chris Getteau.

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