LiveU, Dejero and TVU Networks are part of a technology consortium that will facilitate the coverage of NASA and SpaceX’s launch of the first US astronauts from the United States since 2011.
On 27th May, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will lift off on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
It is the first time US astronauts will travel to the International Space Station from US soil in nearly nine years.
All of the companies’ tech will be used to cover the astronauts’ trip from the holding area to the rocket ship launch pad and subsequent launch.
LiveU Matrix, LiveU’s IP content management and distribution solution, will power the worldwide distribution of multiple positioned pool cameras – provided by the Central Florida Media Committee – to cover the launch.
The broadcasting kit is using two 1U rack-mounted Dejero PathWay encoder/transmitters for the delivery of pictures with low latency. Dejero’s MultiPoint IP video distribution network will then enable feeds from different cameras at the Kennedy Space Center to simultaneously be shared with Dejero customers.
TVU Networks is also providing technical support and its IP-based TVU Grid solution to help with the worldwide distribution of multiple live video pool feeds positioned to cover the launch of the commercial craft’s dragon capsule. Broadcasters will be able to supplement their use of NASA Television’s feed with additional isolated live video camera feeds in the days leading up to the launch without the need for on-site personnel.
Audiences can watch the launch on the NASA Live [nasa.gov].