Friday, July 29th, 2011
During the recent launch of UrtheCast, Dr. David Williams made an interesting note. It used to be that we witnessed the earth change over hundreds of thousands of years. The technology was not available to witness the subtle changes, or sometimes immense changes, that the earth goes through on a consistent basis. When talking about his different missions into space, he noted the changes he had witnessed. A sight that only few before him had seen, and now, with UrtheCast, a sight that many after will have the opportunity to witness. Read more.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
On June 28th, the day that UrtheCast the company launched, we also launched a contest in which we invited people from all around the world to name the camera that UrtheCast is installing on the International Space Station (ISS) through a joint effort with RSC Energia and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. This camera will provide the world’s first ever, high definition, streaming video of planet Earth. The camera will provide a 40 km wide, high resolution, color image down to as close as 1.1 meters. Read more.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
UrtheCast officially launched on June 28, 2011 at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. It was a successful company launch that resulted in exceptionally positive and enthusiastic coverage and support for UrtheCast and its initiatives from all over the globe.
Hon. Lindsay Blackett, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, kicked off our UrtheCast Launch by explaining how Alberta’s culture is being enhanced by our strides in advanced technology with initiatives like UrtheCast’s HD video cameras being mounted on the outside of the International Space Station. The video stream that will be shared with Users world-wide on the UrtheCast Web Platform—at no cost—will erase borders and allow people to connect culturally in fresh and exciting ways and experience Earth from entirely new perspectives. Read more.