From her perch aboard the Zvezda module of the ISS, Theia captures 6-meter class, 50-km-wide swaths of still imagery, which will be made commercially available on the UrtheCast platform. While the images will be made available individually, they will also be processed and constantly fed to the UrtheCast platform, bringing you a perpetual stream of the Earth as it passes below the Station.
Theia’s near realtime stream will give you a chance to see some truly breathtaking sights — from fuming volcanoes, to the pulse of the city and its web of lights at night.
Venezuela. Photo credit UrtheCast.
Watch in Ultra HD as the Earth evolves before your eyes, day to day, month to month and year to year. Not only will you be able to zoom, rewind and explore buzzing urban zones, you’ll be able to explore areas of the globe yet to be touched by humans — where no woman or man has gone before.
From the snow tipped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the boats that glide down the Hudson toward Lady Liberty, UrtheCast will soon broadcast near realtime footage, in Ultra HD, from across the globe.
UrtheCast was founded in 2010 to democratize the Earth Observation industry.
In spring of 2013, cosmonauts conducted a mock camera installation at the underwater lab at Star City, Moscow.
Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast’s two cameras were successfully launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on Nov. 25, 2013.
On Jan. 27, 2014, cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanksy successfully installed UrtheCast’s two cameras onto the Russian segment of the ISS.
In March of 2014, UrtheCast successfully received its very first image from Theia — our 6-meter class, multispectral still imagery camera.
Iris is the world’s first Ultra HD Earth video camera in space, and will provide 60-second videos at 30 frames per second.
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