Mort Walker wrote:Arnab Goswami will be covering it live on Republic TV and I’m sure he’ll find someone to shout at. Regardless of failure or success, that will still be fun to watch.
OT: I heard the rumor that both Vikram and Pragyan can hear Arnab. So that communication channel is definitely open.
Okay stating the obvious, as there is lot of messages about broadcasts of "live" landing . and communication channels.
- Not sure if Vikram/Pragyan even want to hear Arnab .. but seriously ..
Forget about watching and quickly posting cool high-definition videos here in brf or on YouTube .. data transmission rate from Vikram (or any space probe/rover etc to Deep space Network back at home) is painfully slow ..may be about half a megabit/sec in best of times. (Live audio requires very little band-width so if there were Vyomyatris one can hear them live).
Apart from all the telemetry data and may be a photo or two will be live or near live..It just doesn't work that way.
(There are plans for NASA which may boost speeds of these kind of networks but that is years in future)
Photos *may* (I don't know but ISRO/Newspapers may have details) come, and posted within an hour or earlier but for cool video's one may have to wait a bit longer. (These will be stored/cashed in Vikram's storage, compressed and sent over efficiently as their priority but it will be slower than many desire here).
(Apollo 11 and other landings did broadcast "live" but it was B/W - very low definition etc. (And that only of moon walks after setting up good transmitter etc). For really stunning photographs one waited till people came back and developed their film back on earth).