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Plans for Canadian space cameras delayed by Olympic torch’s ISS visit

A trip by the Olympic torch to the International Space Station has forced a Vancouver-based company to delay its plans to install two cameras on the orbiting space lab.

Scott Larson, the CEO of UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR), originally planned to send the cameras — one that shoots photos and the other video — to the station on a Russian spacecraft in mid-October.

“We’ve been working on this for the last two and a half years,” he said in a recent interview.

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