New UFO Watch Tool? UrtheCast Open Source HD Real-Life EarthView Streaming from Space

UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) is a company created around a unique vision: to provide the world’s first ever, live HD video feed of Earth from space.

Working in an exclusive relationship with world-famous Russian Aerospace giant RSC Energia, UrtheCast is building, launching, installing, and operating two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station. Starting in mid-2012, video data of the Earth collected by our cameras will be down-linked to ground stations around the planet and then displayed in near real time on the UrtheCast web platform or distributed directly to our exclusive partners and customers.

UrtheCast is launching the world’s first ever high definition, streaming video platform of planet Earth. The camera will be installed on the outside of the International Space Station through a joint effort with the Russian Space Agency. The camera will provide a 40 km wide, high resolution, color image down to as close as 1.1 metres.

Information for Developers: The UrtheCast web platform will be open source, allowing developers to create and implement applications based on the video data the camera collects.

How It Will Work

The International Space Station (ISS) is a low Earth human-inhabited satellite, by far the largest and most ambitious ever built. The station travels at 26,000 km per hour and orbits the Earth 16 times a day at an altitude of approximately 350 km. The ISS travels around the Earth in a wave pattern from approximately 52 degrees latitude north to 52 degrees south. It is a research facility that is a partnership between the Russian, European, Canadian, Japanese and US space agencies.

The UrtheCast web platform will allow Users to constantly track the location of the ISS, anticipating when it will pass over a particular geographic location of interest. The two Urthecast cameras, one medium resolution and one high resolution, will be built by the UK’s world-famous Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL) and will be installed on the Russian module of the ISS.

The imagery collected by our cameras will be compressed, down-linked to various ground-based reception stations around the globe, and then transmitted to our operations center. Once there, the data stream will be uncompressed, streamed to servers around the planet, and then uploaded to the UrtheCast web platform where it can be viewed, downloaded and manipulated by Users around the world.

UrtheCast web platform Users will be able to search for videos of a particular location, type or theme. Like a personal video recorder, the web platform will allow Users the ability to interact with the HD video feed in real time as it is fed from our servers. Users will be able to zoom in and out, to “virtually” steer the camera from side to side, to rewind, and to fast forward as they check out areas and things of interest on the Earth.


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6 responses to “New UFO Watch Tool? UrtheCast Open Source HD Real-Life EarthView Streaming from Space

  1. Stargazzer

    This is going to be intresting when it’s all up and running, however I’m wondering now do they realize whats about to go down in the coming several Elenin(possible brown dwarf) Salutations to the Day..:)


  2. they will still sensor it somehow…cant have us seeing elenin/nibiru…or foos!


  3. Does it occur to anyone that this may be a new and even more invasive way to spy on people? Who are the “Users”? It is unlikely that the military-industrial-complex will not find a way to use this tool for their own purposes and not for the good of mankind. After all, look at Julian Assange has said about Google and Facebook.


  4. jorge campos guerra

    me gusta mucho el fenomeno ovni, y desearia tener mas informacion sobre este tema


  5. Everyone is looking at ELENIN and forgets about Honda…
    EL E NIN in Hebrew means Mighty One (GOD) of/from Glory
    Honda will come closer and is considered a possible ELE
    Extinction Level Event… You can get into the back door at the Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA) to see the Elenin tracking through this link;orb=1;cov=1;log=0;cad=1#orb

    To See the Honda Tracking;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#elem

    To see both there is an Elenin site
    where you can scroll down and track both
    This WILL effect the solar ropes from our sun, and cause magnetic issues with our planet the dates can be tracked and change due to the increased speed of both bodies…

    DON’T~~~PANIC~~~It WILL NOT Destroy The Earth…
    But may effect us, like the moon effects us or more, it will be interesting to see, and try to avoid flying if possible, in case the gauss of the magnetic fields are effected which MAY cause motors to fail, likened to a nuke blast…



  6. Dust storms, Earth Quakes, Tsunami’s, Floods out west, droughts, central United States Produce areas flooded destroying crops, 10000’s+ killed…

    Soon Fresh,Clean, drinkable Water Will be worth more than gold…

    So Whats up. Whats going on?

    Is It GOD cleaning house?
    The devil causing havoc?
    The Planet fighting back?
    Aliens messing with nature?
    or H~A~A~R~P~?