UrtheCast is honored to be named one of Canada’s ‘20 Hottest Innovative Companies’ by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). On November 27, UrtheCast – the company that’s developing the world’s first HD Earth video platform, streamed from space – will join 19 other ‘hot’ innovators at CIX’s annual event in Toronto. At MaRS Discovery District, CIX will host Canadian investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in digital media and communication technology, and will lead hot-topic discussions surrounding the emerging trends and pioneers in Canada’s tech scene. Read more.
If you’ve ever watched TV shows such as ‘Spooks’ or ‘24′, you’ll have seen the government agencies calling up real-time satellite imagery to track hostile forces.
It might make for good TV, but it’s pretty far-fetched. While some spy satellites are supposed to have the capability to read the largest headline print of a newspaper someone is holding, satellites aren’t generally in geo-stationary orbits, so unless they’ve been pre-positioned, the chances of a satellite being in the right place at the right time are fairly small. Read more.
Ever since its inception 14 years ago, Google has revealed the secrets of the web to Internet users across the globe. This past week, Brian Mclendon, VP of Google Maps and Earth, announced Google is taking on the secrets of the deep with the first underwater panoramic images from Google Maps. Read more.
Docking a spacecraft with the International Space Station can be a bit like trying to hop on an already moving train: you have to time it just right.
Normally, it takes at least two days to get an orbiting spacecraft into sync with the orbiting Space Station for docking. Recently, the Russians did it in six hours with an unmanned cargo ship. Read more.
September 5th marked the 35th anniversary of the launch of the space probe Voyager 1. Now, with each passing day it gets closer to its final mission, which, according to NASA, is to “break on through to the other side,” into interstellar space. (Cue The Doors.) Read more.
Yes, not everything stays in Vegas. Especially not for the UrtheCast team, which has descended upon Sin City to spread the news about our competition, UrtheView, that’s launching at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference.
The summer movie season is often filled with films portraying masked heroes on missions to save the world. These films will likely be seen by millions of people all over the globe. Unfortunately, much less attention will be paid to a real-life team of individuals who have, in fact, actually set out to save the planet. Read more.
Monitoring conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region; observation of the drought crisis across the horn of Africa; continued evaluation of Haiti’s earthquake response. It is conflict regions like these that UrtheCast has agreed to image in support of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
UrtheCast is pleased to announce the signing of an innovative agreement with the UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). As a part of this agreement, UrtheCast will provide Earth imagery data for the purpose of monitoring humanitarian relief efforts across the globe. This contract will fulfill a key piece of UrtheCast’s vision – a vision that involves leveraging data from the world’s first high-definition (HD) video of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). Read more.
This past Saturday June 30, UrtheCast — the company bringing you the world’s first HD Earth video platform from space — teamed up with Flash Mobs of America to hold a one-of-a-kind flash event in celebration of Mashable’s third annual Social Media Day. To raise awareness of the the UrtheCast platform and UrtheCast’s dynamic social media community, UrtheCast headed to the East coast to deliver its social media message in the most populace city in the U.S.! As the footage shows, UrtheCAST NYC proved to be a thrilling event — one that is now being considered for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for having formed the world’s largest ever hashtag. Read more.