Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
VANCOUVER, Oct. 28, 2013 | UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce that both cameras -- one high-resolution and one medium-resolution -- have been shipped from Moscow, Russia, and are en route to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Together, the two cameras passed their second and final Acceptance Testing (AT-2) at the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC Energia) and commenced shipping on Oct. 26, 2013.
"This is a significant milestone for UrtheCast," stated Wade Larson, UrtheCast's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Shipping the cameras to the Cosmodrome is one of the final required steps toward providing the world with near-live imagery and video of Earth. We greatly appreciate all of the hard work from the UrtheCast team, especially the efforts of our engineers and those from Rutherford Appleton Labs, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., (TSX:MDA) and RSC Energia. The UrtheCast team now looks forward to the cameras being launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in November."
The two cameras went through rigorous test cycles throughout their development and UrtheCast is pleased that this building phase was completed as anticipated, and on schedule. In addition to functional testing of the cameras' performance, numerous physical tests took place in preparation for the cameras' launch and eventual installation aboard the ISS.
Once received at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the cameras will be loaded into the payload of the Progress 53P spacecraft, which will launch to the ISS aboard a Soyuz rocket in late November, 2013.
More information on UrtheCast Corp. can be found at www.UrtheCast.com.
About UrtheCast Corp.
UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world's first near-live HD video feed of Earth, from space. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast is building, launching, installing, and will operate two cameras on the Russian segment of the ISS. Video data captured by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers. UrtheCast's cameras will provide high-resolution video and imagery of Earth that will allow for monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief, social events, agricultural land, etc. UrtheCast is in the final stages of launch preparations for two cameras that are expected to launch into space in late 2013.
Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker 'UR'.
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