Hey, the scaled composites launch is going to happen today in about an hour.
I was wondering if there was a high bandwidth feed I could watch. I haven’t even been able to get to the www.scaled.com website with opera on text-only.
Only the video feed.
It was pretty boring after the takeoff, mostly crowd pictures.
I don’t waht they showed during separation and flight of SS1, cause I was rebooting my computer and it took me a while giet the feed back.
I did see the landing tho. (again, video not there)
I was highly disappointed in the live MSNBC feed. They did a crappy job of keeping the ship in frame during the runway take-off and I didn’t hear any commentary during the actual launch. I didn’t even know the launch had happened - I saw the ship come down and land on video and wondered if something had gone wrong because nobody was saying anything. I had to go to another site to find out that everything had gone well.
The recorded feed they have up there now seems to be much better - they were actually able to keep the ship in frame during the takeoff. Sounds like this video was done by NBC itself so maybe it was a better video crew.
Make sure not to miss the Optical tracking from Edwards and China Lake. I’m not sure when they will be publicly released, but I do know copies will be made available to Scaled Composites, and I expect that they’ll be edited into a promo video at some point.