UrtheCast Features First Light Images At GEOINT 2013
This week, UrtheCast will be making its first appearance at the largest geospatial event in the U.S. — the annual GEOINT Symposium. Running from April 14 to 17th in Tampa, FL, the conference will welcome geospatial intelligence attendees from across the globe.
For those headed to the conference, be sure to visit booth #5061 to view UrtheCast’s first light imagery in high-resolution and explore the UrtheCast Earth Observation (EO) app.
Throughout the conference, UrtheCast will be highlighting the unprecedented use of its two Space Station cameras — how they will capture and distribute Ultra HD footage and medium-res imagery, and how our video camera will bring powerful new products to EO data users.
Here’s a glance at what we’ll be showcasing this week:
Iris | UrtheCast’s High-Resolution Camera (HRC) produces full color, submeter Ultra HD video and still imagery. Iris is mounted on a bi-axial pointing platform that provides a pitch/roll pointing capability to image points between ±54 degrees latitude. This allows her to capture full color video sequences through a wide range of oblique look angles.
- submeter GSD (Ground Sampling Distance)
- frame size: 5.5km x 3.6km
- full color
- video length up to 90 seconds
Theia | UrtheCast’s Medium-Resolution Camera (MRC) continuously captures and streams a 54 km-wide ribbon of 4-channel, multispectral, 6 m-class imagery. Theia constantly scans Earth in nadir-pointing orientation, covering the globe between ±54 degrees latitude every few months.
- 6.2m GSD (Ground Sampling Distance)
- multispectral imaging
- 49.4km x 54.5km swath