The NASA feed way back when was provided by a ham who worked at JPL in Pasadena, CA. His feed went into one of the reflectors and we all listened in.
If things are now private, maybe someone who is a ham or knows a ham at SpaceX or Boeing could help.
The NASA feeds had great audio. The highlight for me was when we were listening to one of the Space Shuttle crews doing major replacement work on the Hubbell Telescope.
Anyway, my $0.02
Nodes 5960 and 4656
AMT MP 113.6
Niantic, CT USA Earth
Maybe in the fact that you (or any user) is not being compensated it may be okay. Still not sure I would go there.
As for picking up the feed. That may not be nearly as available as you may think or hope for. Since it is business it may be pretty hidden and for that matter, encrypted. Since they are fairly new at this, I'm sure if something goes wrong they aren't going to want everyone to hear what is going on. I will guess they are going to protect themselves.
IF (big if) it is available, I would just look for space (no pun intended) on a normal reflector so if someone would like to connect to it, it would be easy to do.
Mick - W7CAT
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Schwab
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 11:04:06 AM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] NASA Audio Broadcast - Slightly OT
> Drifting WAY OT now..
> I was looking at 97.113..
> (c) No station shall retransmit programs or signals emanating from any type
> of radio station other than an amateur station, except propagation and
> weather forecast information intended for use by the general public and
> originated from United States Government stations, and communications,
> including incidental music, originating on United States Government
> frequencies between a manned spacecraft and its associated Earth stations.
> Prior approval for manned spacecraft communications retransmissions must be
> obtained from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Such
> retransmissions must be for the exclusive use of amateur radio operators.
> Propagation, weather forecasts, and manned spacecraft communications
> retransmissions may not be conducted on a regular basis, but only
> occasionally, as an incident of normal amateur radio communications.
> You're right, it doesn't specify commercial vs government, but at the time
> I'm sure 97.113 never considered the possibility of manned commercial
> Looping this back to IRLP, if no one else is currently doing this, what
> would it take to feed the audio? I have the bandwidth and could probably
> come up with the hardware, I'd just have no idea where to start to get the
> audio fed into a reflector channel. Would this best be handled on an
> experimental reflector?
> On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 12:27 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
> > I think the key here is the space shuttle was essentially US government
> > communications. Spacex & Boeing would be commercial.
> > Mick - W7CAT
> > Node 3464
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Chris Schwab
> > To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
> > Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 09:36:01 AM
> > Subject: [IRLP] NASA Audio Broadcast - Slightly OT
> > > Good morning!
> > >
> > > During the space shuttle era there was at least one IRLP reflector
> > > that carried the NASA TV audio during space shuttle missions. While I
> > > agree that times have changed and there are other means of following
> > > the missions, it was nice to be able to follow along during the
> > > mission while out driving around by listening in on the audio via
> > > IRLP.
> > >
> > > With Spacex (and Boeing) soon to be launching manned missions, is
> > > anyone carrying this audio still, or are there plans to?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris N4BSA
> > > IRLP 4647
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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