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Offline sanman

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Camera Q & A
« on: 06/05/2017 09:22 PM »
What are the various types of equipment used to capture visual footage of space vehicles during ascent and descent? (ground viewpoint, onboard viewpoint, in space, etc)

What are the pertinent details/issues around selection and successful use of such equipment?

Recent SpaceX launches have featured much better quality close-up video of the vehicle, particularly during booster descent. What new equipment, if any, are they using?
(I found the ground-based close-ups of the returning F9R booster to be spectacular - like I was watching a good sci-fi movie. Hopefully this will become a regular part of launches in the future, going forward.)