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UrtheCast Cameras Launched On Progress Mission to the International Space Station

By Keith Cowing
November 26, 2013
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UrtheCast Cameras Launched On Progress Mission to the International Space Station
UrtheCast Camera

UrtheCast Corp. is extremely pleased to announce that the Progress 53P cargo ship carrying UrtheCast’s cameras has now reached orbit, following a successful launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast’s two cameras — the world’s first 1-Metre Class, high-resolution Earth video camera and one medium-resolution imaging camera — are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) on November 29.

“This is the biggest milestone UrtheCast has achieved thus far,” explained co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer, Wade Larson. “I want to thank everyone who has made this a reality, including everyone at UrtheCast and our strategic partners; Roscomos, RSC Energia, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates.”

Further progress will be shared regarding the docking of the Progress 53P cargo ship to the ISS and the cameras’ installation, as those events occur.

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 is building, launching, installing, and will 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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