First Urthecast images of Earth from ISS released
The first images of Earth captured by Urthecast’s medium-resolution camera (MRC) onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been recorded.
Captured on 28 March, 2014, at 1pm GMT, the image is centred around the city of Moneague, Jamaica, and has a 6-metre Ground Sampling Distance (GSD). The photo is approximately 3,200 x 8,000 pixels, and covers approximately 300km2.
The MRC is a multispectral, nadir-pointing imager that captures 6-metre class, 50km wide swaths of still imagery, which will be made commercially available on the Urthecast platform. While the images will be made available on an individual basis, they will also be processed and constantly streamed to the Urthecast platform. This will be realised on the interactive platform as a near real-time flyover view of the planet directly below the ISS as it orbits the globe 16 times every day.