Updates

Deimos-1, which is currently on a five-year campaign over the contiguous United States for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has an extremely wide swath (650 km) and high revisit rate of 2-3 days. Now, for the first time, that data is flowing directly to the UrthePlatform soon after it is captured and made available for rendering in any mapping application and in GeoTIFF format.

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By the morning of Friday, May 6, the urban service area of Fort McMurray, Alberta, had been engulfed in a wildfire for four days, resulting in the displacement of over 88,000 residents. That’s when, after speaking with his clients, Dan Plant of Terrabotics called us at his wits’ end. When the Terrabotics Commercial Director and Head of Sales spoke to our Customer Experience (CX) team, it was clear he needed high-quality imagery of Fort Mac, and he needed it immediately.

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It’s been one month since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Ecuador on April 16, 2016, impacting the lives of thousands of civilians. It’s the largest recorded quake that Ecuador has experienced since 1979 — a tragic situation made worse by a lack of financial support, which has fallen short of the government’s need for $72.7 million in aid, as reported by the UN.

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For the first time, newly-collected imagery from UrtheCast's Deimos-1 satellite is flowing to its online platform, known as the UrthePlatform, shortly after acquisition. UrtheCast anticipates that it will be able to provide this broad-area-coverage Deimos-1 data cloud-free for the entire contiguous United States, each and every month, throughout the 2016 agricultural growing season.

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UrtheCast today announced the planned release of a Request for Information (RFI) to U.S. companies interested in a potential long-term strategic partnership with UrtheCast by being the direct channel for data services from UrtheCast's planned OptiSAR™ Constellation, as well as its proposed UrtheDaily™ Constellation concept, to U.S. Government customers.

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This year, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, UrtheCast gave broadcasters, advertisers, and filmmakers free access to three UHD videos from space. Those Iris videos and our video giveaways (freeuhd.urthecast.com) were covered in publications like Mashable and Daily Mail, garnering hundreds of video downloads, and raising interest in this one-of-a-kind content.

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