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Images from space, taken by NASA’s Android smartphone powered satellites

0. phoneArena 04 May 2013, 12:20 posted on

NASA’s PhoneSat project officially ended about a week ago, with the three Android smartphone powered...

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posted on 04 May 2013, 12:36 7

1. twens (Posts: 549; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


The photos are blurry,can't see a thing

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:34 3

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Seems that it is just a caps from a live video stream, not a photos and video was transferred with some kind of Real-time Transport Protocol. So please don't talk crap about low quality photos...

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:07 2

20. D.Aceveda (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Watch out guys. We got a Nasa employee over here

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:23

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thank you. :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:29

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No, I'm not working at NASA, but at the moment I'm working with an project which use Real-time Transport Protocol.

posted on 05 May 2013, 01:19

28. omar300 (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i like the choice of these scientists. they had all 3 nexus. seems like they are fan of android too.
and even though there theory is correct that you can send consumer size product in space. but Come on! what good is that picture?

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:28 2

21. taikucing (unregistered)


some parts of the photo are blurry because there are losses in transmission due to atmosphere or noise. Probably the transmitter power is too weak.

posted on 05 May 2013, 02:06 1

30. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


You are right dude. the pics are blurry due to loss in transmisson( in bytes) and not because of the phone itself. Some guys are complaining about the quality of the phone and recommending Nokia :P

posted on 05 May 2013, 12:27

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


First of all it is not a photos, it is just a caps from a live video stream. Second of all this "blurry squares" are here because some data packets was lost during live video stream using some kind of Real-time Transport Protocol. In other words, internet speed was not stable. :)

posted on 05 May 2013, 10:21

32. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"The images were transmitted back to earth in pieces at only 1,200bps, accounting for some of the faults in the pictures." - Maxwell R.

FFS RTFA

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:51 5

2. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


Is that earth?

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:53 7

3. jibraihimi (Posts: 671; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


They should have used nokia pureview 808 for this, then we could have got better pics......

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:08 15

4. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Moral of the story
"Let a phone be a phone, don't try to make it a satellite"
:D

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:59

19. Igneel (unregistered)


Yeah.. I think it's irrelevant and a waste of money..

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:09 4

5. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Android huh? Nasa, you better prepare yourself for some malwaaaaaaaare and some hacking ahahahahahahaha

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:24 13

6. tedkord (Posts: 4502; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They tried to use a Nokia, but it was to thick and heavy for the rocket to carry.

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:24 4

10. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


making incomplete statements without model no. / name makes you a jealous person... please stay in the cave

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:58 4

13. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Weight in space matters, ask to Nasa if grams are so important... they will tell you yes, cause more weight = more fuel needed to go in orbit = more money ;-)

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:21 1

16. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


your such a child

this whole nokia weight crap is allowed on here, but anyone mention samsung and plastic and fanboys scream murder lmao

if nasa cant handle a nokia phone on a rocket then we all have no hope of going to the moon again ......besides least nokia's could handle re-entry if it happened just dont get hit if they come flying down to earth

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:12 3

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmfao™

That was so funny, and true®
+1 Tedkord

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:51 9

9. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


That's why Nasa used Android powered phones, cause they are perfect for every need, even in the space :D

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:33 2

11. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


please leave the blind worship at home, nothing is perfect especially for everything fanboy

seen many of your comments so no need to reply your a straight up fanboy

posted on 04 May 2013, 14:55 3

12. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


WP and iOS devices nowadays have locked bootloader (so you cannot install your own system) so shut up fanboy, and learn some IT!
Plus Android is the only one that CAN WORK on almost every Hardware.

OWNED!

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:18

15. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


kid you owned no one, you just making yourself look stupid

you seem to think rooting which lets face it is a way to get more out of a device due to it not been what you need out the box is what everyone does.....fact is the people who do root are in the minority. the general market rooting is nothing.

next android can work on almost any hardware, all os can advance to work on faster more powerful hardware. the warhorse symbian proved this been able to pack a 41mp sensor with oversampling something no android device can replicate

wp looks to be next for the major camera advancement, so all os's will have there pros and cons nothing is perfect for everything fanboy

you should look at renting because you cant own anyone kid

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:58

24. taikucing (unregistered)


I wonder why NASA uses android phone. The experts in there know why they use it. Probably they know the power inside the android as well as they use linux for their supercomputers. OK, the camera is not good, probably they use the cheap phone. And if you want a good picture, why don't you send nokia phone into space? Can nokia phone fulfill NASA's need?

posted on 05 May 2013, 06:31

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


your acting like NASA are going to go full android for everything.....get a damn grip

this was a test, they were trying something face it no one on here knows there real reasons. why do android fanboys have to glorify everything android then then defend other android fanboys in groups

im not been nice to your kind this sites riddled with your lot and its truly pathetic

ive not said anything bad about android just that it aint perfect you decide this is an insult fanboy and group with the above android loving troll

you loose all creditability doing that and your put in the pile of fanboys that arent worth the effort anymore

posted on 04 May 2013, 18:20 1

18. sbw44 (Posts: 382; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Show me a android device that has a 41MP Camera running on an 1.3Ghz Arm 11 cpu! like the 808 PV!

Show me a Android device that can take 1080p videos and still do 3times loseless zoom!

Wait there is nothing!

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:31

22. taikucing (unregistered)


already hacked & modified to fill NASA's need hahahaha

posted on 04 May 2013, 13:39

8. mikewillz (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Why use older Android phones and not newer models?

posted on 04 May 2013, 15:06 4

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 1712; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Because they were developing these satellites a while back for this mission. And the fact that they were nexus devices.

posted on 04 May 2013, 19:38 2

23. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)


an android, in space? a nokia would be much better, they can actually endure such harsh conditions

conversations.nokia.com/2013/05/01/taking-nokia-lu​mia-to-extremes/
conversations.nokia.com/2013/04/26/the-nokia-lumia​-920-space-mission-in-pictures/

posted on 04 May 2013, 20:17 1

25. AeroPrime (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Doesn't the Nokia Lumia 920 was way up high in space and it took pictures of the earth. People just doesnt know how advance is Lumia 920.

posted on 04 May 2013, 23:54 1

26. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Looks like NASA is on budget

posted on 05 May 2013, 23:16

36. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Government-owned you see..

posted on 05 May 2013, 00:08 1

27. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Its sad how poor most peoples reading comprehension here is. The pictures don't matter. The quality is irrelevant. The success of the mission was in using smartphone hardware and software. Nasa wasn't trying to see if they can tale good pics, they wanted to see if consumer level software could power NASA equipment. This is a great thing. It will lead to a drastically reduced budget for NASA. That said, windows phone could never do this as it is. The hardware, and software of a Lumia would probably be capable, but with all the limits on the firmware, windows phone couldn't be programmed for it. I'm not a hater either, I use a 920, but I'm no blind fanboy either.

posted on 05 May 2013, 01:56 1

29. linkhatchet (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I'm guessing some people read not one word what the post was really about an not just some mission to take damn pictures.

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