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.
News on UrtheCast
Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. Lending Loop is looking for a Senior Developer... more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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