Talk:Satellite Instructional Television Experiment

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Former featured article candidate Satellite Instructional Television Experiment is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
Did You Know Article milestones
Date Process Result
December 7, 2006 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
December 13, 2007 Featured article candidate Not promoted
January 10, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on December 7, 2006.
Current status: Former featured article candidate

To do[edit]

  • Add a section on how villages were selected. - Done. Aksi_great (talk) 15:21, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Some more details about the designing
  • Details about programming. Possibly fork into another article. 13:11, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • A bit more about impact. 13:11, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Map from the UNESCO report - Image:SITE-map-locations.svg
  • More images - getting permission for this image would be perfect.

- Aksi_great (talk) 12:24, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Covered most of these points. - Aksi_great (talk) 18:04, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


I'll restore Blnguyen's edits in a few minutes. It will need some work so give me a fewminutes. Meanwhile, please carry on editing. ImpuMozhi (talk) 02:13, 20 November 2007 (UTC)


This has been moved from the article's FAC page to here, as per comments from User:SandyGeorgia

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)
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 Done. Already present -- ¿Amar៛Talk to me/My edits 09:38, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
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GA review[edit]

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)

GA on hold[edit]

Looks good, but needs some things. Like,

  • "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)

GA fail[edit]

Failed due to inactivity, and no one answering the things I pointed out. Fix the above things, and feel free to re-nominate! Regards, FamicomJL (talk) 02:50, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Further information[edit]

If editing is ever resumed, then the information in 'Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), Reports From The NASA Resident Representative In India, Howard L. Galloway Jr.' should be incorporated as it is reprints of messages sent by the NASA representative prior to his death in India during SITE. It provides a useful look into the project as it was running by a man who was intimately involved in it.

I've located a further document of potential use for this article:

'Satellite Educational Television for India, An Examination of Economic & Policy Aspects, Lakshmi Prasad Vepa'

It's a 1969 Masters Thesis discussing the project.Graham1973 (talk) 16:06, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Satellite Instructional Television Experiment/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

I have rated this article:
  • A as it is almost FA worthy, meeting most of the criteria. A few modifications could help before submitting to FAC
  • Importance = Low : Not central to WP India's coverage of core India topics. It overs a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia. =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:17, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 08:17, 24 February 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 05:29, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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