Vancouver’s UrtheCast just released the first full-color HD video of Earth shot from space

UrtheCast Barcelona

In a blog post today, Vancouver’s UrtheCast has shared some pretty amazing footage of our beloved planet. The space company has posted three videos of London, Boston, and Barcelona, shot from the International Space Station (ISS) at one-meter resolution. UrtheCast claims the videos are the first-ever full-color HD videos of Earth shot from space.

“We are realizing UrtheCast’s mission to bring something really quite unique to the Earth Observation industry,” said Wade Larson, UrtheCast Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer. “With today’s video release, we continue to move towards being able to deliver fast, scalable, and affordable Earth Observation imagery to our customers, and ultimately broadening the market appeal and utility of space-based remote sensing.”

The videos are each less than a minute and cover only small segments of their feature cities. But they also provide a rare perspective of Earth, one that can only be grasped from beyond it.

UrtheCast also says in the blog post that its Iris camera will achieve Initial Operation Capability (IOC) by this summer.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.