Press Release

Progress Cargo Ship Carrying Two UrtheCast Cameras Successfully Docks With ISS

By SpaceRef Editor
December 2, 2013
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Progress Cargo Ship Carrying Two UrtheCast Cameras Successfully Docks With ISS

UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) (‘UrtheCast’ or ‘the Company’) is very pleased to announce that, as of Nov. 29, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. CST, the Progress 53P cargo ship carrying UrtheCast’s two cameras has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast’s cameras — the world’s first 1-Metre Class, high-resolution Earth video camera and one medium-resolution imaging camera — were successfully launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday, Nov. 25.

“For the second time in a week, UrtheCast has reached a highly significant milestone,” explained co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Larson. “Our team of engineers couldn’t be more satisfied with how our international team and close partners have come together to make the camera launch, flight, and docking a success. We now look forward to the cameras’ installation and calibration.”

The Company expects to update the market with further progress regarding the cameras’ installation as it occurs.

About UrtheCast Corp.

UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world’s first near-live high-definition video feed of Earth, from space. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, and expects to install and operate, two cameras on the Russian segment of the ISS. Video and still image data captured by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers. UrtheCast’s cameras will provide high-resolution video and imagery of Earth that will allow for monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief, social events, agricultural land, etc. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker ‘UR’.

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