by Theras Wood Not only is Wade Larson a co-founder of UrtheCast, he’s a veteran business strategist in the Earth Observation market. During this year’s TEDx event in Waterloo, Wade explained how he came up with the idea of sending an HD video camera to the International Space Station — and how UrtheCast intends toRead more…
Google (GOOG) Earth provides Web users with basic global satellite imagery periodically updated. “It’s always sunny,” says Scott Larson, “and the car is parked out front.” Soon, Larson says, his startup, UrtheCast, will begin broadcasting high-resolution, near-live global images and video from the cameras it’s planning to affix to the International Space Station. Read more…
Urthecast says that two high-resolution cameras, one for video and one for stills, will be launched into space in October on a Russian rocket and bolted to the International Space Station’s hull by the end of the month. Then, a few months later, they’ll be turned on and start streaming content live to the Earth. Read more…
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 ///// Announced today, the hotly anticipated launch date for the world’s first Earth video camera in space has been set for October 16, 2013. Launched within the Progress 53P Space Cargo Ship, aboard a Russian ‘Soyuz’ Rocket, two UrtheCast cameras will launch to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with a payload of Space Station supplies.
“This is a watershed moment for UrtheCast, paving the way for the rest of our plan as we work to complete a ground station network, the interactive UrtheCast web platform, and rigorous camera testing,” said UrtheCast President and CEO Scott Larson. “Being placed on the Russian Space Agency’s Progress manifest solidifies a decisive step towards UrtheCast’s official platform launch.”
‘Data, Design & Dollars’: America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) likely hit the sweet spot with this year’s event name, as these three elements are now so closely entwined. Simply put: “The AVCC highlights the global challenge of fusing data and design to create value,” says the AVCC site.
Last week, UrtheCast’s CFO, Issa Nakhleh, visited Miami for this year’s AVCC event, which annually features well-known speakers, company showcases, and the opportunity to network with seasoned investors. Of course, all eyes were on the potential for strategic alliance.
“This is going to be closer to a conference like LeWeb or TechStars than it is your usual academic conference,” Jerry Haar told the Miami Herald. (Jerry is an AVCC co-chair, associate dean of Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business, and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.) Read more.
When Sir Richard Branson gives you the thumbs up, you know you’re doing something right. “I always search for new countries for easier navigation in the business environment. Now it’s Russia’s turn,” explained Richard Branson at the Open Innovations Forum when discussing his joint foundation with Rusnano, Virgin Green Fund.
During the three-day-long forum in early November, Moscow’s Expocenter venue hosted (among others) UrtheCast’s own President & CEO Scott Larson; Virgin Corp. founder, Richard Branson; Director of Development of Skolkovo’s Space Cluster, Dmitry Payson, and other business and technology leaders from across the world. Read more.
This week, UrtheCast announced that Prof. Richard Holdaway, Director of RAL Space, will join Anthony Lacavera as a member of UrtheCast’s Board of Directors. This is an exciting announcement for UrtheCast, as the team has been working with RAL Space since its inception some two years ago (as of Dec. 10).
Now as UrtheCast’s director, Richard will be instrumental in helping to maneuver the company towards providing the world’s first HD Earth video stream from the International Space Station (ISS).
Prof. Holdaway joins a handful of other distinguished business figures and space experts as director of the hotly-tipped startup, and will help guide the company on its way to providing the world’s first HD Earth video stream from the International Space Station (ISS).
“Richard is extremely active in engineering, education, and aeronautics outside of RAL, an organization we’ve worked with throughout the project, and his membership on the board will be invaluable,” says Scott Larson, UrtheCast President and Director. Read more.