Technical Requirements for Schools participating in current & future projects & campaigns:
A high resolution monitor (1024x768 or higher) is preferred.
A computer with at least 128 MB RAM and a 1 GHz processor.
An Internet connection with a minimum speed of 256 Kbps.
Computers must also have Sun's Java Run Time environment (version 1.4.2 or greater), available from from www.java.com, as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
Our software runs via a web-based Java VNC application. The computer MUST be able to access TCP ports 80 and 443.
Schools unable to meet the hardware or software requirements may still be able to connect using a stand-alone VNC viewer application (available from www.tightvnc.com/download.html), however, the network requirements are the same. Macintosh users running < OS X will encounter problems and are not supported.
Participating school must provide phone connection (speaker phone preferred) for voice communication with Mission Control at GAVRT OCC.