|Description||The Earth Video Camera|
|Venture Round, 8/12 ||$4.5M|
UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) is a company created around a unique vision: to provide 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 operating two cameras on the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Earth video data collected by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations around the planet and then displayed in near-realtime on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers. UrtheCast will provide this interactive platform and HD Earth video data for internet users, app developers, educators, media outlets, government bodies, humanitarian relief organizations, and environmental monitoring services.