UrtheCast was created around a unique vision: to provide the world’s first ever, near real-time HD video feed of Earth from space. Working in an exclusive relationship with the Russian Aerospace giant RSC Energia, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon be operating two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station. Starting in 2014, video of the Earth collected by our cameras will be down-linked to ground stations around the planet and then displayed on the UrtheCast web platform and distributed directly to our exclusive partners and customers.

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News on UrtheCast

UrtheCast Acquires New Satellites to Further Democratize Earth Observation Imagery
UrtheCast this week entered into a definitive agreement with Elecnor, S.A. to acquire its earth observation business, Deimos. UrtheCast will acquire Deimos ownership, operation of the Deimos-1... more
TIA Nominee UrtheCast Brings Earth-Observation to Every Screen
UrtheCast will soon be distributing breathtaking livestream video of Earth from space.  The Vancouver company has been nominated for the Emerging Company of the Year award at the BCTIA... more
BCTIA Names Finalists for 2015 Technology Impact Awards
Seven companies were featured at the April 30 BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) TechBrew event, held at the BCTIA Innovation Hub.  TechBrew is an event bringing companies, investors,... more
'The Advantage of a Startup is That You Don’t Have to Get it Right,' Says Entrepreneur of Year Finalist
For most entrepreneurs taking a company public would be enough of an accomplishment for one year but not for Cameron Chell. This week, he’s in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show,... more
UrtheCast Releases First Images of Canada from Space
The above image of Winnipeg was captured on July 3, 2014 at 12:32:31 local time by UrtheCast's multi-spectral camera (named Theia) aboard the International Space Station. This is the first image... more
BC's 2014 Technology Award Winners Announced
Close to 1,000 people from the technology and business community converged at the Vancouver Convention Centre last night to celebrate the successes of BC's top technologies, companies and... more
The Inaugural Edition of the Techvibes 20 – Powered by GoToMeeting
   We're proud to introduce the inaugural edition of the Techvibes 20. A completely rethought and redesigned reincarnation of our famous Canadian Startup Index which readers have been... more
UrtheCast Raises $10 Million for World's First Live Space Streaming Camera
Vancouver's UrtheCast has announced that it has completed its previously announced bought deal public offering of common shares of the company. The Company issued a total of 4,545,500 common... more
Are Canadian Startups Shouting Loud Enough?
In the world of global stereotypes, Brits are pompous, Australians are macho, French are rude, Americans are brash… and Canadians are nice. Just look at any poll or survey and the popular... more
Canada's 20 Most Dynamic and Visionary Technology Firms
PwC just announced the 20 companies shortlisted for its Vision to Reality awards. The awards celebrate Canada’s "most dynamic and visionary technology firms." The shortlist will be... more
Canadian Company Aims to be First to Stream Video of Earth from Space
A Vancouver company wants to give people a taste of the feeling astronauts have when they look down at Earth.  Urthecast plans to start streaming near-real-time video of the Earth from two... more
World's First Live Space Streaming Company is Canadian and Expects to Go Public This Fall
Last month, stuntman Felix Baumgartner jumped from 128,000 feet above the Earth. (A Canadian engineer contributed to his spacesuit.) Only him, astronauts, and previous high-altitude skydive record... more
Canada’s 20 Hottest Innovative Companies
In anticipation of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) annual forum, the CIX Top 20 companies were revealed in Toronto last night. The finalists, chosen by a selection committee of industry... more
2012 Digital Alberta Awards Winners Announced
After a sold-out gala evening at Hotel Arts in Calgary last night Digital Alberta has announced the winners for the annual Digital Alberta Awards recognizing the outstanding digital talent in the... more
Canadians to Stream HD Video of Earth from Space by late 2012
Yesterday space technology company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. signed a $4.2 Million contract with Vancouver's UrtheCast to install high-definition cameras on the International Space... more

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