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-FIXME **This page is not fully translated, yet. Please help completing ​the translation.**\\ //(remove this paragraph once the translation is finished)//+====== Using the Earth Observation Camera ======
-** Taking a picture ​from the camera **+**Receiving images ​from the camera**
-Taking a snapshot ​from the camera ​requires working with the MCC program from the [[software|Software]] ​section and performing some sequence of actions described ​below.+To receive images ​from the camera ​you will need to run the MCC software referenced in the Required ​software section and perform a sequence of steps detailed ​below
 +Screenshots and paths in the instructions are shown for Windows 7. Tab titles may differ in Windows 8 and Windows 10.
-Screenshots and the described path in the instructions are presented for Windows 7. In Windows 8 and 10, the names of the tabs may differ.+**Connecting ​the Camera**
-==== Camera Connection ====+Connect the camera using a special male-male ribbon cable to the orbiter control computer (OCC). 
 +See here for ribbon cable assembly instructions.
-  ​Connect ​the camera with a special cable dad-dad to the BUD. +**Connecting ​the HF Transmitter**
-You can read about how to assemble a train [[wiring|Cable network]].+
-==== Connecting the RF transmitter ==== +Connect the HF transmitter to the Orbicraft Construction Set network. 
- +When the HF channel is operating on the construction set the LED of the HF transmitter ​will emit a light signal ​that will be detected by a sensor on the HF receiver.
-  * Connect the RF transmitter to the OrbiKraft kit network ​ +
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-<note tip> +
-When the RF channel is working, ​the RF transmitter ​LED emits a light signal, and the sensor on the RF receiver detects it.\\  +
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-Real HF channel on spacecraft does not use light signals, but operates on the basis of high-frequency radio communications. In the Orbicraft, pictures are transferred using simulators RF receiver ​and RF transmitter,​ and in fact, the picture is transmitted via Wi-Fi channel between the control center and the FTP server that is automatically deployed on a personal computer when the MCC startThis approach allows you to demonstrate some "​visibility"​ of processes. +
 <note tip> <note tip>
-The RF receiver can be connected to the user'computer using the USB adapter ​included in the kit. While working ​with the globe, RF receivers ​embedded in the globe can be used.+**//Actual HF channels in spacecraft use no visible light signals but rather rely on high-frequency radio communications. In the Orbicraft construction set images are transferred with simulated HF receiver and HF transmitter while the actual transfer takes place over a Wi-Fi channel between the OCC and an FTP server started automatically on the PC when the MCC software is launched (Ground Control.exe). This approach provides a visual cue to how processes work. 
 +The HF receiver can be connected to the userPC by means of a USB adapter ​packaged ​with the construction set. HF receivers ​integrated into the globe can be used when working with the globe.//**
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-It is necessary to have an RF transmitter in the network ​of the designer ​to transmit the picture. It is not necessary ​to use the RF receiver ​to receive a snapshot, since the snapshot must be transmitted ​and appear in the MCC window ​without itIn the event that the transfer of a snapshot occurred when the RF receiver ​was present ​and the sensor of the RF transmitter flashed within the visibility range of its sensor, ​then a message will appear ​below the photo stating that the snapshot was transmitted via the RF channel.+**//An HF transmitter ​must be present ​in the construction set network ​for an image to be transferred. It is not mandatory ​to use the HF receiver ​for receiving images as the image will be transferred ​and should ​appear in the MCC window ​even with no receiver presentIf the image was transferred using the HF receiver and the HF transmitter ​LED flashed within the field of view of its sensor, a message will appear ​under the image stating that the image has been received over the HF link.//**
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-==== Setting a static IP address ==== 
-  ​Go to ** Control Panel ** -> ** Network and Internet ​** -> ** Network and Sharing Center ​**+**Setting up a Static IP Address*
 +Open Control Panel → Network and Internet ​→ Network and Sharing Center 
 {{:​en:​image_1.png?​600| Network and Sharing Center}} {{:​en:​image_1.png?​600| Network and Sharing Center}}
-  *  ​Click ** Wireless Network Connection **+Click ** Wireless Network Connection **
 {{:​en:​image_2.png?​300| Wireless network connection}} {{:​en:​image_2.png?​300| Wireless network connection}}
-  *  ​Click ** Properties **+Click ** Properties **
 {{:​en:​image_3.png?​300| Properties}} {{:​en:​image_3.png?​300| Properties}}
-  * Click ** Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/​IPv4)**+Click ** Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/​IPv4)**
 {{:​en:​image_4.png?​300| Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/​IPv4)}} {{:​en:​image_4.png?​300| Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/​IPv4)}}
-  * In the window that openstick the box ** Use the following IP address: **+  * In the window that appearschoose ​Use the following IP address: ​;​ 
 +  ​Click on empty fields next to Subnet mask to have them automatically filled out with the address mask; 
 +  ​Click OK.
-  * Enter IP address **** ​ 
-  * Click on the empty columns of the item ** Subnet mask **, the address will automatically appear in them ****. 
-  * Click **OK** 
 <note important>​ <note important>​
-After you finish working ​with the designeryou need to change the settings ​back to "Obtain an IP address automatically." ​Otherwisethe standard Wi-Fi connection will not work.+After completing your work with the construction setbe sure to revert ​settings to Obtain an IP address automatically. Otherwise the standard Wi-Fi connection will not work.
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-==== Disable Windows Firewall ​====+**Disable ​the Windows Firewall**
-Windows Firewall can block the transfer of images over the Wi-Fi channel, so you need to disable it. 
-  * Click ** Control Panel ** -> ** Windows Firewall ​**+The Windows Firewall ​may block image transfers over the Wi-Fi link and should be turned off.
-{{ камера5.png?​direct&​600 | Windows Firewall}} 
-  * Click ** Advanced Options ​**+Click ** Control Panel ** -> ** Windows Firewall ** -> ** Public networks ​**
-{{ камера6.png?direct&​600 ​Advanced Options}}+{{:​en:​firewall_1.png?700|}}
-  * Click ** Windows Firewall Properties ** 
-{{ ru:​брэндмаур_откл.png?​direct&​300 | Windows ​Firewall ​Properties}}+Click  ** Disable ​Firewall ​**
-  * A window will open containing 4 tabs. In the drop-down list of the tab ** Domain profile ** in the field ** Firewall status ** change the state ** Enable ** to ** Disable **, repeat the same in the tabs ** Private profile ** and ** General profile * *.+ 
 <note important>​ <note important>​
-You can restore ​the protection of your computer after you finish working ​with the designer by returning to the Windows Firewall window and clicking ​the Restore ​Recommended Settings ​button.+**//​To ​restore computer ​security ​after completing work with the construction set, you can revisit ​the Windows Firewall window and click the Restore ​defaults ​button.//**
 </​note>​ </​note>​
-====Run ​MCC====+**Launching the Mission Control Center.** 
 +**Launch the MCC** 
 +See here for instructions on launching the MCC (Ground Control.exe).
 <note important>​ <note important>​
-When the MCC starts, the FTP server automatically ​starts up in the background. ​In fact, it is he who takes the picture ​from the camera. ​Only one FTP server ​should work at the same time to receive the snapshot correctly.\\  +**//​The ​FTP server ​is automatically ​launched ​in the background ​when the MCC software is startedEssentially ​it is the FTP server that receives images ​from the camera. ​For images to be received correctly only one FTP server ​must be in operation ​at the same time.//**
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-If you have already started the MCC (// Ground Control.exe //), then make sure that only one process is running in the task manager. ​**ftpdmin**. Нажмите одновременно на клавиатуре <​key>​Ctrl</​key>​+<​key>​Alt</​key>​+<​key>​Delete</​key>​ -> **Диспечер задач** (Task Manager) -> Вкладка **Процессы**.\\  +
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-The figure below shows an example when several such processes are running. This is wrong and you need to disable all processes. **ftpdmin** (selecting a process and pressing the button ** Remove the task **), and then restart the MCC.+
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-{{ камера8.png?​direct&​600 | Свойства Брандмауэра Windows}}+<note important>​ 
 +**//If you have already launched the MCC (Ground Control.exe), make sure that only one ftpdmin process is visible in the Task Manager. Press the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Delete → Task Manager → Processes tab.//** 
-====Run the program====+<note important>​ 
 +**//The screenshot below shows an example with multiple such processes running. This is not what should happen. You have to terminate all ftpdmin processes (select a process, then click End process) and then relaunch MCC.//** 
-  ​Run the program to capture and transfer images+{{:​en:​task_manager.png?​600|}} 
 +**Starting ​the Program**
-You can read about how to create ​and run a program in the section [[First ​program|Lesson_01]]+Launch the photography ​and image transfer ​program.
-The test program, which is presented ​in section ​[[camera_subsys|Камера ДЗЗ]], take ten snapshots ​in a row and transfer them to the user's computer. ​In this program ​[[software|ЦУП]] ​(//Ground Control.exe//)launched ​on the user'computer, the received data will be displayed ​in the area to the right of the map in place of the SPUTNIX company logo.+See the Getting Started section for instructions on creating and launching the program. 
 +test program ​shown in the Land Survey Camera ​section ​will capture ​ten images ​in succession ​and transfer them to the users computer. ​Then the MCC program (Ground Control.exe) launched ​at the userPC will display incoming data in an area to the right of the map where the SPUTNIX company logo was originally displayed.
 <note tip> <note tip>
-The resulting photos are in the ** FTP ** folder, which is automatically ​created in the ** Ground_Control ​** folder, from which the program ** // Ground Control.exe ​// ** is launched. Files can be in the ** catched ​** and ** missed ​** folders, depending on the signal ​hitting ​the RF transmitter: if the signal is receivedthe data is written to the ** catched ​** folder ​(received), in the case of a weak signal ​or his absence files are considered lost and are recorded in the folder ** missed ​** (skipped).+**//Received images will appear in the FTP folder ​that will be created ​automatically ​under the Ground_Control folder ​whence ​the Ground Control.exe ​program ​is launched. Files can be found in catched and missed folders, depending on whether ​the signal ​hits the HF receiver: if there was a hit, data will be written to the catched (caught imagesfolderand if the signal was weak or undetectable, ​the missed (missed imagesfolder will be written to.//**
 </​note>​ </​note>​
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