Life on Mars

Did you know that the Rover Curiosity streams live from planet Mars with Adobe Media Server and Amazon Web Services? It’s a great example of how Adobe technology is part of history in the making. If you want to know more and keep track of what is happening as the Rover Curiosity continues to explore Mars, then check out this blog:

http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalmedia/2012/08/adobe-media-server-mars/

 

Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Even though based on Star Trek, warp drive to enable interplanetary exploration won’t be invented until 2063, mankind is slowly continuing to explore at least its nearby planetary system, thanks to the smart engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The historic landing of Mars rover Curiosity attracted a significant audience, which JPL streamed to hundred thousands of concurrent viewers with Adobe Media Server and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

NASA/JPL’s live video streaming architecture was developed on a combination of Adobe Flash Media Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running the popular nginx caching tier, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Route 53 for DNS management, and Amazon CloudFront for content delivery.