Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
UrtheCast is thrilled to announce the appointment of acclaimed Canadian entrepreneur Anthony Lacavera as Chairman of its Board of Directors. As Chairman & CEO of Globalive and WIND Mobile, Mr. Lacavera brings comprehensive telecommunications expertise to his new position as director of this international space tech startup, headquartered in Vancouver. Joining two existing board members, Anthony has signed on to help the company along its path towards providing the world’s first HD Earth video stream from space. Read more.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
by Theras Wood
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.
This article originally appeared in the SpaceNews.com website on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
By Debra Werner, SpaceNews.com
UrtheCast, the Canadian firm that plans to offer a live video stream from the international space station, has signed an agreement with the United Nations’ Institute for Training and Research to provide high-resolution imagery to assist the agency’s humanitarian relief work.
Since 2003, the Institute for Training and Research has provided maps and data derived from satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles and photographers on the ground to various UN agencies, member states and nongovernmental organizations, including the Red Cross, through the UN’s Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNOSAT). “Detailed live video from the international space station will enhance our current suite of remote sensing information sources,” UNOSAT senior specialist Einar Bjorgo said by email. “The video camera also can be focused by the international space station’s onboard crew on particular areas, for example, dynamic flood situations or villages where landslides have been reported.” Read more.
This article originally appeared in the Mashable on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Mashable, By Sam Laird
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to sit aboard the International Space Station, watching Earth’s continents and oceans pass by as you orbit the planet?
If a startup called Urthecast has its way, you’ll soon be able to replicate that experience from your computer, thanks to HD cameras mounted on the station to stream near real-time video of Earth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be the first-ever HD streaming video feed of Earth from space, and will let viewers discern objects as small as one meter wide. Read more.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
This Saturday April 21, Vancouver’s H.R. MacMillan Space Centre played host to ‘Earth in HD’ — an evening with UrtheCast President Scott Larson, who presented UrtheCast’s plan to offer the first high-definition (HD) video of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). Read more.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, UrtheCast president Scott Larson met with some senior CMA students at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University to talk space numbers. This past weekend, Scott teamed up with other savvy students at the Enterprize Canada conference in downtown Vancouver. These future movers-and-shakers gave us their take on everything we’ve accomplished so far, and what’s in store for UrtheCast in the near future: Read more.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
By Theras Wood
When the average person thinks ‘accounting’, they typically think of numbers, calculators, and taxes. Terms like ‘strategy’ simply don’t spring to mind. It’s a common cliché — one that’s clearly not true in the case of the senior students of British Columbia’s Certified Management Accountants program: Read more.