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NASA
NASA
TV (originally NASA
NASA
Select) is the television service of the United States
United States
government agency NASA
NASA
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It is broadcast by satellite with a simulcast over the Internet. Local cable television providers across the United States and amateur television repeaters may carry NASA
NASA
TV at their own discretion, as NASA-created content is considered a work of the U.S. government and is within the public domain. NASA
NASA
TV is also available on a few broadcast television stations. The network was formally created in the early 1980s to provide NASA
NASA
managers and engineers with real-time video of missions.[2][3] NASA
NASA
has operated a television service since the beginning of the space program for archival purposes, and in order to provide media outlets with video footage.[4] The network airs a large amount of educational programming, and provides live coverage of an array of manned missions, including the Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
and International Space Station
International Space Station
(ISS), robotic missions, and international launches. The network completed its conversion from analog to digital transmission in late 2005 following the launch of STS-114, ending a period of dual analog and digital broadcasting, although some cable television systems may still have transmitted in analog prior to the U.S. digital television transition. The satellite link uses the DVB-S system for transmission.

Contents

1 Channels 2 Programming 3 Past issues with Canada's broadcasting authority 4 Broadcast partnerships 5 Awards 6 Broadcast television affiliates 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Channels[edit]

NASA
NASA
TV broadcasting truck

NASA
NASA
TV operates three channels. The "Public Channel" provides 24-hour broadcasting of live and recorded events and documentaries aimed toward the general public, as well as space and science programming for schools, museums, and other educational institutions. The "Media Channel" is dedicated to broadcast news organizations and other members of the press, featuring press release video, interviews, mission press conferences and other services. The final is the "Space Operations Channel", an internal, encrypted feed for NASA
NASA
spaceflight operations.[2][5] A high definition simulcast feed of the "Public Channel" was launched on July 19, 2010.[6] The "Education Channel" was discontinued in 2016, with its programming merged into the main Public Channel. The NASA
NASA
TV website also provides a channel featuring continuous live footage from inside and outside the ISS, established to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the station in orbit,[7] as well as a continuous audio-only channel of ISS and Shuttle mission audio.[8] Programming[edit] NASA
NASA
TV carries a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. Programs include NASA
NASA
Gallery, which features photographs and video from NASA's history; Video File, which broadcasts b-roll footage for news and media outlets; Education File, which provides special programming for schools; This Week @ NASA, which shows news from NASA
NASA
centers around the country; and NASA
NASA
Edge and NASA
NASA
360, hosted programs that focus on various projects and activities within NASA. Live ISS coverage and related commentary is aired in hour-long segments throughout the day.[9] The network also provides an array of live programming, such as 24-hour coverage of Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
missions, ISS events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. These often include running commentary by members of the NASA
NASA
Public Affairs Office who serve as the "voice of Mission Control", including Rob Navias, Nicole Cloutier, Brandi Dean, and formerly, Josh Byerly
Josh Byerly
and the retired George Diller. Past issues with Canada's broadcasting authority[edit] Prior to 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) prohibited NASA
NASA
TV from being aired by local satellite and cable providers within Canada, with the exception of specific broadcast events. Under existing CRTC rules, a cable or satellite provider had to offer a minimum amount of Canadian content from domestic Canadian companies, and the only involvement the equivalent Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Space Agency
had with space missions involved shared American space shuttle missions at the time, along with the Canadarms. Additionally, CRTC stated in September 2000 that there simply was not enough room left under the analog television frequency allocation scheme, and standards for dealing with foreign digital television signals had not been finalized.[10] On April 20, 2007, the Commission issued a notice stating that after receiving an initial request from Mountain Cablevision and support from other Canadian broadcasters and members of the public, NASA
NASA
TV had been added to the list of foreign television channels available in Canada.[11] Broadcast partnerships[edit]

NASA
NASA
TV broadcasting live from White Sands Missile Range
White Sands Missile Range
in 2010.

NASA
NASA
has used external companies to provide streaming services for internet viewers, both embedded into NASA's website and through streams branded by those companies. The variety of stream formats used have varied with the available technology and with the popularity of formats, including RealMedia, QuickTime, Windows Media, Flash Video and H.264. In July 2005, NASA
NASA
entered into an agreement with Yahoo!
Yahoo!
and Akamai Technologies to provide streaming services for NASA
NASA
TV ahead of the STS-114
STS-114
mission and associated Return to Flight program after the Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
Columbia disaster.[12] As of 2011[update], NASA
NASA
has entered agreements with Ustream
Ustream
to provide high definition streaming of NASA
NASA
TV and high definition cameras aboard the International Space Station, along with mission audio. Archives of press conferences, NASA Social events, and other events are also made available via UStream.[13] Other NASA
NASA
TV programs and events are archived via the NASA
NASA
TV YouTube
YouTube
channel. Awards[edit] In 2009, NASA
NASA
TV received two Emmy Awards. On January 24, the Midsouth Chapter of the Academy of Television
Television
Arts & Sciences awarded NASA TV and the Marshall Space Flight Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
with the Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of NASA's 50th anniversary.[14] On August 22, NASA
NASA
TV was awarded a national Primetime Emmy Award, the Philo T. Farnsworth Award, for engineering excellence in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's first television broadcast from the surface of the moon.[4][15] Broadcast television affiliates[edit]

Note: As NASA
NASA
TV is a service of the federal government of the United States, its programming is considered in the public domain for any organization or person to use as they see fit; for instance the paid programming network LifehacksDRTV uses NASA
NASA
TV's educational blocks to fulfill their FCC E/I requirements to their affiliates. Due to this, this list is unlikely to be a complete list of stations carrying NASA TV, either partially or in full as a digital subchannel.

City Station Channel Owner

Redding, California KGEC-LD 26.4 Cooper Communications, LLC

Gunnison, Colorado K13AV-D 13.3 Gunnison Co. Recreation District

Cocoa, Florida WEFS 68.3 Eastern Florida State College

Alexandria, Minnesota K48DV-D 48.1 Selective TV, Inc.

Source: RabbitEars[16]

See also[edit]

Spaceflight portal

ESA Television, the European Space Agency's television service TV Roskosmos, the Roscosmos
Roscosmos
State Corporation's television service TLC (TV network), co-founded and operated by NASA
NASA
in the 1970s before being privatized in 1980

References[edit]

^ " NASA
NASA
TV on Satellite Galaxy 13". NASA. October 6, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2017.  ^ a b McAuliffe, Tom Patrick (September 2007). "The Video Horizon". Digital Content Producer. Retrieved December 31, 2009.  ^ Heimberger, Mike (July 12, 2005). " NASA
NASA
Digital Conversion Information". NASADigitalTV.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ a b Smith, Yvette (August 20, 2009). " NASA
NASA
Television
Television
Receives Philo T. Farnsworth Primetime Emmy Award". NASA.gov. Retrieved January 1, 2010.  ^ Dunbar, Brian (July 15, 2010). "Digital NASA
NASA
TV". NASA.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ " NASA
NASA
Television
Television
Debuts Full-Time High Definition Channel" (Press release). PR Newswire via HDTV Magazine. July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ Wilson, Jim (January 29, 2010). "Live Space Station Video". NASA.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ " NASA
NASA
Mission Audio" (ASX). NASA.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ Wilson, Jim (April 6, 2010). " NASA
NASA
TV Schedule". NASA.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ Anderson, Stephen (September 20, 2000). " NASA
NASA
TV: Banned In Canada?". Space.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2001.  ^ Secretary General (April 20, 2007). "Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-43" (PDF). Ottawa: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved December 15, 2009.  ^ Dunbar, Brian; Mirelson, Doc (July 12, 2005). " NASA
NASA
Signs With Yahoo!
Yahoo!
and Akamai To Bring Shuttle Mission Online". NASA.gov. Retrieved October 30, 2011.  ^ "Amendment to Ustream.tv's Terms of Service Applicable to Government Users/Members" (PDF). Webcontent.gov. September 25, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2011.  ^ Cabbage, Michael; Storey, Angela (January 22, 2009). "NASA Television
Television
Honored by Midsouth Emmy Chapter". NASA.gov. Retrieved July 16, 2010.  ^ " NASA
NASA
Wins Emmy for Apollo 11
Apollo 11
Moon Broadcast". Space.com. August 20, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2010.  ^ "Stations for Network - NASA". RabbitEars. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website NASA
NASA
TV's channel on YouTube

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NASA

Policy and history

History

NACA (1915) National Aeronautics and Space Act
National Aeronautics and Space Act
(1958) Space Task Group
Space Task Group
(1958) Paine (1986) Rogers (1986) Ride (1987) Space Exploration Initiative
Space Exploration Initiative
(1989) Augustine (1990) U.S. National Space Policy (1996) CFUSAI (2002) CAIB (2003) Vision for Space Exploration
Vision for Space Exploration
(2004) Aldridge (2004) Augustine (2009)

General

Space Race Administrator and Deputy Administrator Chief Scientist Astronaut
Astronaut
Corps Budget Spin-off technologies NASA
NASA
TV NASA
NASA
Social Launch Services Program Kennedy Space Center

Vehicle Assembly Building Launch Complex 39 Launch Control Center

Johnson Space Center

Mission Control Lunar Sample Laboratory

Robotic programs

Past

Hitchhiker Mariner Mariner Mark II MESUR Mars Surveyor '98 New Millennium Lunar Orbiter Pioneer Planetary Observer Ranger Surveyor Viking Project Prometheus Mars Scout

Current

Living With a Star Lunar Precursor Robotic Program Earth Observing System Great Observatories program Explorer Small explorer Voyager Discovery New Frontiers Mars Exploration Rover

Human spaceflight programs

Past

X-15 (suborbital) Mercury Gemini Apollo Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (with the Soviet space program) Skylab Space Shuttle Shuttle–Mir (with  Roscosmos
Roscosmos
State Corporation) Constellation

Current

International Space Station Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
(COTS) Commercial Crew Development
Commercial Crew Development
(CCDev) Orion

Individual featured missions (human and robotic)

Past

COBE Apollo 11 Mercury 3 Mercury-Atlas 6 Magellan Pioneer 10 Pioneer 11 Galileo GALEX GRAIL WMAP Space Shuttle Sojourner rover Spirit rover LADEE MESSENGER Aquarius Cassini

Currently operating

MRO 2001 Mars Odyssey Dawn New Horizons Kepler International Space Station Hubble Space Telescope Spitzer RHESSI Swift THEMIS Mars Exploration Rover Curiosity rover

timeline

Opportunity rover

observed

GOES 14 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter GOES 15 Van Allen Probes SDO Juno Mars Science Laboratory

timeline

NuSTAR Voyager 1/2 WISE MAVEN MMS OSIRIS-REx

Future

JPSS James Webb Space Telescope WFIRST InSight Mars 2020 NISAR Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Europa Clipper

Communications and navigation

Canberra Deep Space Atomic Clock Deep Space Network
Space Network
(Goldstone Madrid Near Earth Network Space Flight Operations Facility) Space Network

NASA
NASA
lists

Astronauts

by name by year Apollo astronauts

List of NASA
NASA
aircraft List of NASA
NASA
missions

unmanned missions

List of NASA
NASA
contractors List of United States
United States
rockets List of NASA
NASA
cancellations List of Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
missions

crews

NASA
NASA
images and artwork

Earthrise The Blue Marble Family Portrait

Pale Blue Dot

Pillars of Creation Mystic Mountain Solar System Family Portrait The Day the Earth Smiled Fallen Astronaut Lunar plaques Pioneer plaques Voyager Golden Record NASA
NASA
insignia Gemini and Apollo medallions Mission patches

Category Commons Portal

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Legislative and public affairs television channels in the United States

Federal

C-SPAN

1 2 3

NASA
NASA
TV

State and insular territory

The California Channel Connecticut Network The Florida Channel Illinois Channel KET KY: The Kentucky Channel Minnesota Channel The Ohio Channel Pennsylvania Cable Network TVMT (Montana) TVW (Washington) WisconsinEye

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Broadcast television networks in the United States

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English-language broadcast television networks in the United States

Major

ABC CBS The CW Fox NBC

Minor

AMG Ion MyNetwork Youtoo America

Public TV

PBS

Kids

American Public Television

Create World

Classic Arts Showcase MHz Worldview NASA
NASA
TV

Specialty

Information

Cheddar Doctor TV Weather

AccuWeather WeatherNation

Sports

Frost Pursuit Rev'n Stadium

Other

Family Channel Justice Qubo Quest TBD Ethnic

Asia Vision Bounce Soul of the South

Gender

Escape Grit Tuff

Lifestyle

Ion Life LWN

Music

Country Network Heartland

International

CaribVision Deutsche Welle France 24 NHK Korean

Arirang KBS America KEMS MBC SBS

Classic

Antenna Cozi TV Decades fetv getTV Light TV MeTV Retro TV Movies

Movies! This

Genre

Buzzr Charge! Comet H&I Laff

Shopping & paid programming

Evine HSN Jewelry TV OnTV4U QVC Shop LC

Defunct

Major

DuMont NET UPN The WB

Minor

America One AIN Channel America FamilyNetc Hughes Mizlou N1 NATVi NTA Film Omni Overmeyer/United PTN Plum TV PTEN SFM Holiday Star TV Theater TV TVS UATV Variety The Works

Specialty

News

ABC News Now All News Channel DoD News NBC
NBC
Wx+/NBC+ TouchVision

.2 PBJ Research Sportsmanc Sports

American Sports Network Universal

WSTV Shopping

America's Store Gems TV Gun TV Shop at Home

Music

Bohemia Visual Musici The Box MTV2c Tr3sc Retro Jams TheCoolTVi The Tube

c - Now cable-only, i - Now internet-only

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Spanish-language broadcast television networks in the United States

Major

Azteca América Estrella TV Telemundo UniMás Univision

Specialty

LATV
LATV
(bilingual English/Spanish) Mega TV Cine Mexicano Tele N MiCasa Network Mira TV Multimedios ¡Sorpresa! TeleXitos TeLe-Romántica Tr3́s

Defunct

América CV Hispanic Television
Television
Network Inmigrante TV LAT TV MundoMax Soi TV TuVisión VasalloVision

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Religious broadcast television networks in the United States

TBN Networks

TBN Hillsong JUCE Smile Enlace (in Spanish) Salsa

English

3ABN Al Karma TV Amazing Facts BYU Catholic CBN CTN Cornerstone Daystar EICB EWTN Family GEB GLC GOD Hope Hope Church INSP IQRA TV Loma Linda Sonlife Telecare Tri-State Total Living Unity Walk Word World Harvest Worship

Spanish

3ABN Latino Aliento Vision Almavisión Aviva TV CTNi Esperanza TV Familia TV Fe-TV HCCN Iglesia JEMIR Red AdVenir Tele Vida Abundante Tvida Vision

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Additional resources on North American television

North America

List of local television stations in North America DTV transition North American TV mini-template

Canada

Canadian networks List of Canadian television networks List of Canadian television channels List of Canadian specialty channels Local Canadian TV stations List of United States
United States
stations available in Canada 2001 Vancouver TV realignment 2007 Canada
Canada
broadcast TV realignment

Mexico

Mexican networks Local Mexican TV stations

United States

American networks List of American cable and satellite networks List of American over-the-air networks Local American TV stations (W) Local American TV stations (K) Spanish-language TV networks 1994 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment 2006 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment List of Canadian television stations available in the United States Insular Areas TV

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Digital television
Digital television
in North America

Terrestrial

Digital broadcasting

ATSC tuners Digital subchannels Virtual channels Distributed transmission system Datacasting

Guide Plus National Datacast UpdateLogic

Metropolitan Television
Television
Alliance Grand Alliance

Digital switchover

All-Channel Receiver Act SAFER Act Digital channel election Set-top boxes Digital television
Digital television
adapter U.S. Converter Box Coupon Program

legislation

Analog passthrough DVD recorders Digital video recorders

Digital standards

ATSC Standards

ATSC ATSC-M/H 8VSB A-VSB E-VSB PSIP PMCP full list

Standard-definition TV

480i 576i

Enhanced-definition TV

480p 576p

High-definition TV

720p 1080i 1080p

Ultra high-definition
Ultra high-definition
TV

2160p

Serial digital interface Smart antennas

CEA-909

Digital networks

see Template:American broadcast television Template:Canadian television networks

National deployment

List by country Canada Mexico United States

HDTV transition wireless spectrum auction

Cable

Digital cable

Digital-cable-ready TV

QAM tuners

Interactive-digital-cable-ready TV

OpenCable Application Platform

Encryption Must-carry

Subscription TV

AllVid CableCARD Downloadable Conditional Access System Tru2way

Satellite TV

DVB-S

Dish Network GlobeCast World TV Free-to-air receiver Bell TV/Telus Satellite TV Dish México

DigiCipher 2

4DTV Shaw Direct

Digital Satellite Service/DVB-S2

DirecTV

IPTV

AT&T U-verse Bell Fibe TV FibreOP Telus Optik TV

Technical issues

14:9 Active Format Description Broadcast flag Channel protection ratios HDTV blur Hierarchical modulation Pirate decryption Standards conversi

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