Manchester, UK - October 18, 2012 - Blackmagic Design today announced Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel with the recent global broadcast of SpaceX’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX also used Blackmagic Design’s Smart Videohub and Universal Videohub routers, SmartView Duo, SmartView HD, ATEM Camera Converters and numerous Mini Converter HDMI to SDIs in their broadcast control room.
The October 7 launch of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which was the first official commercial cargo resupply mission for NASA, was one of the most exciting developments in space travel in decades. In May of this year, SpaceX was the first private company to send a spacecraft to the space station, a feat that only five governments have ever accomplished.
As part of the recent mission, SpaceX created an infrastructure to broadcast live feeds of the launch, docking and reentry. These feeds were shown on SpaceX’s website and through live feeds to some of the world’s largest news sources.