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Prince
2002-Apr-16, 11:40 PM
Does NASA deliberately cut the live SOHO feed whenever there's something "interesting", as this site claims?
http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/

ToSeek
2002-Apr-17, 11:46 AM
I didn't look through the site enough to see if they were one of them, but there are those who claim that the temporary loss of SOHO a few years ago was deliberate. As someone who worked in the same area as some of those on the SOHO project, I can assure you that it wasn't - and that our entire contract suffered (in terms of losing the usual NASA award fees) for the problems with SOHO.

John Kierein
2002-Apr-17, 01:59 PM
The SOHO website says they use the Deep space network. The satellite may not be in continuous view. Also they must share time with other missions that use this net. It was quite a battle as I remember for Pioneer to get time on the DSN. DSN is also used for Galileo, Cassini, Voyagers and, I think the Mars missions. So there are outages for both physical and priority reasons.

ToSeek
2002-Apr-17, 04:24 PM
DSN is a hot commodity. They're working to upgrade it (http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast06jun_1.htm) before the next batch of Mars and other missions - there's a cluster in late 2003.

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Hat Monster
2002-Apr-17, 05:00 PM
The ESA would certainly have a few words to say if they did.

DJ
2002-Apr-17, 05:53 PM
Aside from piecing a bunch of individual small archived SOHO videos together, does anyone know where I can find a full day's worth of sun video in a single file?
Even better, how about a complete rotation of the sun?

DJ