Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'll be watching you ..

Man has so far been exploring outer space, watching the unexplored mysteries and limits of the universe with Hubble Telescope and sending spacecrafts and even men on planets to know more about what we see from earth.

But perhaps that is tiring as one cannot explore the extent of the universe that has no bounds. Therefore, man is now going back to the phenomenon of someone watching us from the outer world - but this time it will be 'us' watching 'us' from the International Space Station (ISS).

This reminds me of the famous song by Sting and Police:
Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you 
So be ready from now on the be watched from the space!!

UrtheCast is launching the world's first ever high definition, streaming video platform of planet Earth. The camera will be installed on the outside of the International Space Station through a joint effort with the Russian Space Agency. The camera will provide a 40 km wide, high resolution, color image down to as close as 1.1 metres.

Watch the video below of the concept developed by the UrtheCast:

HD cameras mounted on the station to stream near real-time video of Earth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be the first-ever HD streaming video feed of Earth from space, and will let viewers discern objects as small as one meter wide.

The cameras will continuously film Earth as the station orbits the planet about 15 times per day. Footage will be down-linked to ground stations, then immediately streamed via co-founder Scott Larson  expects to provide footage every second for five to ten years.

Video courtesy: YouTube