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N° 21–2011: First 3D video transmission live from space

18 August 2011

A live 3D transmission was made for the first time from the International Space Station (ISS) on 6 August. As well as from providing an unprecedented live visual experience of the ISS for viewers on Earth, the ESA-developed 3D camera also opens up the use of 3D imagery for possible future support of ISS operations.

A 3D clip from this first 'historic' transmission was just posted on the ESA web site, and on the ESA YouTube channel:

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Broadcasters can find the broadcast quality files at:
FTP server:
Username: MagISStra
Password: ESAmedia