NASA TV UHD here soon

NASA and Harmonic plan to launch NASA TV UHD – the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition channel in North America.

The partnership is the result of a Space Act Agreement between Harmonic and the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Centre.

Using a UHD video delivery system from Harmonic, NASA TV will have the capability to deliver linear 2160p60 video content.

Leveraging the 8MP resolution of UHD, the channel will showcase the “breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space”.

NASA TV UHD video will be sourced from high-resolution images and video generated on the International Space Station and other NASA missions, as well as re-mastered footage from historical missions.

Harmonic is currently in discussions with pay TV operators to carry the channel.

The channel will also stream on the Internet, and will require at least a 13Mbps connection for optimal viewing.

The new UHD channel is expected to launch on 1 November.

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