[ale] (OT) Artemis launch watch

Jeremy T. Bouse jeremy.bouse at undergrid.net
Sun Sep 4 12:31:16 EDT 2022

Also, if you're not local to Brevard county and want to listen in, the
amateur repeaters are on Broadcastify (

On Sun, Sep 4, 2022 at 12:28 PM Jeremy T. Bouse <jeremy.bouse at undergrid.net>

> N1KSC has its antenna on the KSC VAB and works with the KSC PAO as part of
> its mission. I'm not sure what K4GCC that I listen in on had to do, but
> they can dial into a line at NASA, giving real-time audio that doesn't
> suffer from the delays that most online streams do. My wife was watching a
> stream on her phone while I listened on my HT and when her stream was
> saying liftoff, we were watching the rocket had cleared the tower already,
> and my HT was in-sync with what we were watching.
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2022 at 10:12 AM DJPfulio--- via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> On 9/4/22 02:10, Steve Litt via Ale wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2022-09-03 at 21:14 -0400, Jeremy T. Bouse via Ale wrote:
>> >> Yeah, it was interesting listening in on mission control operations.
>> > What frequency? AM, FM, SSB? Do you think I could receive it in Central
>> Florida with
>> > a regenerative receiver, with a 20 foot wire antenna, that goes from
>> about 3Mhz to
>> > 30Mhz?
>> SLS mission control is in Houston.
>> There was low-power RF that I suppose HAM operators could hear broadcast.
>> Probably limited to a few miles from JSC.  I didn't know anyone who had a
>> NASA-provided receiver.
>> Inside the MCC complex (Bldg 30s), there are many, many, audio channels,
>> but only 1 is public - I think that is CAPCOM (FCR to astronaut channel).
>> There is also the public affairs channel, which is marketing for NASA.  The
>> true MCC operations aren't broadcast outside the building, to my
>> knowledge.  It has been a few years ... er ... decades since I worked
>> there, however.
>> Launch control is at the launch site - KSC in this situation.  I suspect
>> they have similar rules for limiting direct access to internal information.
>> All public audio and video channels are streamed over nasa.gov internet
>> sites, but most of the world uses youtube.
>> I spent 10 minutes looking for NASA audio streams and only found podcasts
>> and video.  It is possible to get the audio-only from the video streams by
>> requesting that from the different services.
>> Sorry I wasn't able to find more information.  Perhaps some insider can
>> ask around for the audio feed streams?
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