UrtheCast is developing and launching the first continuous HD video stream of Earth, from the International Space Station (ISS). Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, UrtheCast trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol 'UR'.
In partnership with leading space organizations such as the Russian Space Agency, UrtheCast is launching two cameras to the ISS fall 2013, making it the only provider of near realtime HD Earth video from space.
Following the camera launch and installation, UrtheCast will begin streaming Earth imagery to its data partners and the interactive UrtheCast web platform, which is being developed in San Francisco.
For the first time, the world will have access to dynamic, high-resolution video of Earth, for purposes ranging from environmental monitoring to broadcasting. To accomplish this, 1-meter resolution video and 5-meter resolution still imagery of the Earth below the ISS will be captured, streamed, collected, and distributed to UrtheCast’s data partners.
UrtheCast continues to partner with agencies that specialize in natural disaster relief, environmental monitoring, media broadcasting, and more. From forest fire detection to agricultural monitoring, UrtheCast‘s HD data reduces operating costs and helps data partners leverage the world’s largest Low Earth Orbit satellite, the ISS.