Friday, June 8th, 2012
by Desire Athow, via ITProPortal.com
This is probably one of the most disruptive stealth projects that has surfaced over the last few years and combines some feature of Google Earth with the playback and video functionality of Youtube. We caught up with the team and asked them for some questions over how the solution will work and what challenges they did encounter. Read more.
Monday, December 5th, 2011
With a bird’s eye view on the world, the International Space Station gives educators a unique tool to spark students’ interest in not only science and math, but also in the world around them.
ISS already is a hub for research and look for those uses to expand as its Multilateral Coordination Board identifies new ways to utilize the space station. Read more.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Only a select group of people have had the opportunity to see planet Earth from the eyes of space. It is hard to believe that just 65 years ago the only aerial images of Earth were from balloon missions taken a mere 13 km from the planet’s surface. Recent technological and aerospace advancements have laid the groundwork for allowing every individual the opportunity of seeing Earth from outside its atmosphere. These milestones include: Read more.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
The Russian Federal Space Agency had an important achievement this past week – a cargo ship was successfully launched to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next missions and putting minds at ease about future plans for the ISS. On October 30, the unmanned Progress M-13M took off as scheduled from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Read more.
Friday, November 4th, 2011
UrtheCast is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). Under the terms of this agreement, the Russian Federal Space Agency has committed to providing the prelaunch preparation, space launch and delivery, installation, and maintenance of two UrtheCast cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS). This agreement is a continuation of the exclusive agreement signed with RSC Energia, who currently acts as the prime contractor on ISS related projects. Read more.