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UrtheCast announces its official scheduled camera launch to the International Space Station

VANCOUVER, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ – UrtheCast Corp. (‘UrtheCast’) announces today that the Russian ISS Program has confirmed that UrtheCast’s two Earth monitoring cameras are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 20, 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, along with a payload of space station supplies.

“Finalized placement on the Progress flight manifest is an exciting milestone for UrtheCast. Not only is it a requirement prior to launch, it is key to UrtheCast’s mission,” remarked Scott Larson, UrtheCast President and CEO. “In the meantime, UrtheCast’s camera development remains on-track alongside the coordination of our ground station network and the UrtheCast web platform.”

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