Today UrtheCast released their first full-color HD video of Earth filmed in roughly 1 meter resolution of London, Boston and Barcelona.
"Today, we are continuing our advancement towards democratizing the Earth Observation industry, making timely Earth video and imagery from space accessible to everyone," explained Scott Larson, UrtheCast Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. "With the ultimate goal of connecting the planet and highlighting what unites us all, we're revealing a perspective of Earth from space that was previously reserved for a small few. By opening up our API to the web development community, we're providing collaboration tools that will help people monitor, protect, and benefit our world and will lead to the democratization of Earth Observation imagery."
The videos from the Iris full-color HD camera range in length from 34 to 47 seconds and cover areas of up to 1.92 x 1.08 kms (1.19 x 0.67 miles).
Wade Larson, UrtheCast Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer, added: "We are realizing UrtheCast's mission to bring something really quite unique to the Earth Observation industry. With today's video release, we continue to move towards being able to deliver fast, scalable, and affordable Earth Observation imagery to our customers, and ultimately broadening the market appeal and utility of space-based remote sensing.
UrtheCast expects their first camera, Iris, to achieve Initial Operation Capability (IOC) status in this summer, complimenting the existing Medium-Resolution Camera (MRC), Theia, which reached IOC status in 2014 and is actively filling orders for imagery and data.