UrtheCast is a company that captures satellite imagery from cameras mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). We mentioned them back in March 2012 when they first announced that they would be mounting two video cameras on the ISS. Since then, they have successfully mounted the two cameras and on Wednesday 17th June, they released the first sample videos. They say it is 4K video with a resolution of 1m. They also claim it is the first full colour HD video of earth from space.
We would have liked to put the videos in Placemarks in Google Earth, but the video player requires Flash, which Google’s internal browser does not support.
Boston, USA. Notice how the tall buildings appear to move because the ISS is moving overhead. Much longer videos of a single location would not be possible.
For the rest of the UrtheCast sample videos see their blog post.