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Coming soon: live HD streaming feed of Earth from the International Space Station [video]
Posted by on Apr 26th, 2012

Geek boner alert.

[insert voice of Captain Jean Luc Picard here] Coming soon to a tv or computer screen near you…live streaming video feed of our planet in HD captured from cameras on the International Space Station orbiting Earth. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And you’ll be able to zoom in to objects as small as a meter wide in real time.

“UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) will capture footage of our oceans and continents using specially created cameras attached to the International Space Station”.

Pretty cool that hey.

Now all you Trekkie fans can dress up and pretend like you’re actually in space.

“If a startup called Urthecast has its way, you’ll soon be able to replicate that experience from your computer, thanks to HD cameras mounted on the station to stream near real-time video of Earth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be the first-ever HD streaming video feed of Earth from space, and will let viewers discern objects as small as one meter wide.

The company’s cameras are being built right now, says co-founder Scott Larson, and will be completed in early summer. Then they’ll be shipped to Russia, where the Russian Federal Space Agency will schedule them for transport to the station. Larson says the system should be fully up and running early next year.” [Mashable]

I’m rather concerned about that zooming in to objects a meter wide part. This thing will be real time i’m assuming, so can you imagine the sh*t its gonna capture.

Satellite tracking Jack Bauer style.

April 04, 2012 at 7:32 am

Is this for real? The ultimate Big Brother project using the Russians to launch it? George Orwell must be turning in his grave!

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