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Note: I am adding the comments generated by the AutoPR script below. However, their relevance to the article needs to be checked and appropriate action is to be taken -- ¿Amar៛Talk to me/My edits 09:28, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Please expand the lead to conform with guidelines at Wikipedia:Lead. The article should have an appropriate number of paragraphs as is shown on WP:LEAD, and should adequately summarize the article.[?]
Vague terms of size often are unnecessary and redundant - “some”, “a variety/number/majority of”, “several”, “a few”, “many”, “any”, and “all”. For example, “All pigs are pink, so we thought of a number of ways to turn them green.”
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Hello, I will be reviewing this article for its GA candidancy. So far it looks like it passes the quickfail critera, so a full review is forthcoming. Good luck! FamicomJL (talk) 23:18, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
"As part of its Applications Technology Satellites program in the 1960s, NASA sought to field test the direct broadcast of television programs to terrestrial receivers via satellite and shortlisted India, Brazil and the People's Republic of China as potential sites to stage the test." -- This sentence reads as very confusing to me. The transition between "via satellite and shortlisted India, etc..." just seems to me to be a little confusing. Maybe a small re-write, to make it easier to understand, can be done?
"While the communist regime of China was not recognised at the time by the U.S., Brazil was also ruled out as its population was concentrated in the cities, affecting the outreach of the broadcast across the country." -- It has no reference, and a claim like that definitely needs a reference/citation.
Just even in general, the whole "Background" section could use a lot more references/citations. Actually, I'm sure a lot of that stuff is even in the same sources that you reference in other places.
The objectives could use some citations, too.
"Internal collaboration" could use some citations, as well.
"Technical details" looks nice, but a few things could use citations. They are,
"Each of the centres had a production studio, three IVC tape recorders, two 16 mm. projectors, a slide Projector in Telecine and audio equipment like tape desks and turntables. Each centre also had 2–3 full fledged synchronised sound camera units, an editing table (Delhi had two) and a film processing plant."
"The television programmes prepared by the Indian government at the four studios were transmitted at 6 GHz to ATS 6 from one of two ground stations located in Delhi and Ahmedabad. These signals were then re-transmitted at 860 MHz by the satellite, which were directly received in 2000 villages by community television receivers with 3 m parabolic antennas. Regular television stations also received the signals and broadcast them to another 3000 villages in the standard VHF television band."
"LRB consisted of a simple receiver system having a 4.5 m chicken-mesh parabolic antenna with a low-noise block converter, that served as the front-end for a low-power TV transmitter at the same location. Two suitable locations, Sambalpur in Orissa (75 villages) and Muzaffarpur in Bihar (110 villages), were tentatively identified for implementing LRB transmitter systems."
The other few paragraphs however, look nice and accurately cited and sourced. Since this probably won't be too hard of a job to do, I will put this article on hold. If you have any questions, or if you finish all of the requirements, please send me a message on my talk page. Thank you, and good luck! FamicomJL (talk) 17:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)