UrtheCast Corp. is an international technology company that is developing the world’s first Earth video platform, with data captured from space in full color. Working with prominent aerospace partners across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and now operates two Earth Observation (EO) cameras aboard the International Space Station. Video and imagery data captured by these cameras — one Ultra HD video camera, Iris, and one medium-resolution camera, Theia — is downlinked to ground stations across the planet and distributed directly to partners and customers, or displayed on the UrtheCast web platform.

This year, UrtheCast also announced plans to develop the world's first commercial optical+SAR EO constellation, slated to be deployed in 2019 and 2020. In combination with UrtheCast’s suite of cameras aboard the ISS, and its two recently-purchased EO satellites, Deimos-1 and Deimos-2, the UrtheCast Constellation will help the company realize its vision of democratizing the view of Earth from space.

To make these powerful resources more accessible and user-friendly, UrtheCast’s intuitive web-based platform will harness the cloud to provide access to camera tasking, data archives, analytics, and specialized EO applications. By opening up access to its deep trove of EO data, UrtheCast will allow organizations and individuals alike to monitor the environment, manage humanitarian relief efforts, organize social events, manage natural resources, and much more.

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, UrtheCast Corp. trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol 'UR'. View UrtheCast's first images of Earth from space, here.


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