NASA to stream 4K live from the International Space Station at NAB show

posted on Friday, 14th April 2017 by Steve May

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NASA will stream 4K video live from the International Space Station, as part of a super session at the upcoming NAB broadcast and technology show in Las Vegas. In a co-production with Amazon web services, NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson (pictured above) will host the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space.

The stream goes live on April 26, at 18.30 BST, and will be available to the public for multiscreen viewing in live 4K and down-converted HD at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k.

A video-on-demand (VOD) asset will also be available after the event in both HD and 4K at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k.

The session, called Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood, is a panel discussion between astronauts, filmmakers, and technology experts to explain advanced video and cloud workflows.

Christie is providing full-resolution 4K projectors for in-room display during the NAB Super Session. AWS Elemental will deliver the live stream of the event via an AWS workflow that includes AWS CloudWatch, Amazon Route 53, and the Amazon CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN) for public access in both 4K and HD.

Roberts Communications Network LLC of Las Vegas, NV is providing the satellite downlink truck for the transmission from Johnson Space Center to the LVCC. 

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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