I put my money where my mouth is. 6000 shares at .17 cents a couple weeks back. This is a 1-2 year hold...wake up people this is going places...up +$770 and it's getting easier to hold this stock with each passing day...get on board..don't want to be the only one here for the trip...
UrtheCast Acquires Access To TDRSS, Greatly Increases Data Downlink Capacity And Speed
Urthecast to Add More Earth-Watching HD Cameras to Space Station
The Company's plans to install second-generation, state-of-the-art Earth
Observation ("EO") sensors on the NASA segment of the International Space
Station (ISS). NanoRacks, UrtheCast's partner in this endeavor, will work
with the U.S. National Lab manager, CASIS, to facilitate the launch,
installation and onboard integration of the sensors and hardware in line
with its Space Act Agreement with NASA. UrtheCast will supply the sensors,
electronics and other related hardware. These sensors and their
components are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in
2016, and the Company anticipates that the data will be available in
UrtheCast Announces Commercial Availability Of Earth Imagery & Provides An Update On Its High-Resolution Camera
UrtheCast & NanoRacks To Install Earth Observation Cameras On NASA Segment Of Space Station
UrtheCast Signs 6 New Data Distributors for Its Imagery Technology
09:39 AM EST, 02/27/2014 (MidnightTrader) -- Vancouver-based technology company UrtheCast Corp.(LFDEF) announces 6 new distributors--1 based in the Middle East and 5 in Europe--for its Ultra HD color Earth video and imagery technology. This brings the total number of distributors to 16.
These new distributor agreements have aggregate minimum revenue commitments of $5 million per annum.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2014 | UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) (“UrtheCast” or “the Company”) is very pleased to announce that its two earth imaging cameras have been successfully installed on the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS). Contrary to the online broadcast of the installation, the telemetry was received by Mission Control Central nearMoscow. During the installation, we were able to complete all of the intended tests during the spacewalk. At this time, all telemetry received and analyzed is within our expected results.
Today, Jan. 27, cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky performed a spacewalk (EVA-37a) to reinstall the two UrtheCast cameras that were previously installed and removed during a spacewalk on Dec. 27, 2013 (EVA-37).
“We’re again extremely grateful to Energia and Roscosmos for providing such quick and efficient technical support throughout the camera installation process,” explained UrtheCast’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Larson. “With the cameras now successfully installed and communicating with Mission Control, UrtheCast can now focus on the routine commissioning of the cameras in preparation for the unveiling of our Ultra HD, color video of Earth.”
About UrtheCast Corp.
UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world’s first Ultra HD video feed of Earth, streamed from space in full color. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed and expects to operate, two cameras on the Russian segment of the ISS. Video and still image 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. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker ‘UR’.
For more information visit our website at urthecast.com.
Will January 27 be the 2nd attempt for camera installation on the ISS ?
VANCOUVER, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast or 'the Company') announces that on Dec. 27, 2013, its two Earth observation cameras were installed as planned on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). However, Mission Controllers were unable to confirm that the cameras were receiving power from the ISS. As a safety precaution, the cameras were removed and re-stowed inside the ISS pending resolution of the problem. UrtheCast expects to provide further information and the date of the rescheduled space walk by mid-January or sooner as information becomes available. At this time, the Company expects that there will be little or no material impact on its business plan for 2014.
The installation of the cameras proceeded according to plan and without incident. During a spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts were able to transport the cameras to their mounting position and install them quickly and efficiently. However, soon after installation, the Mission Control Centre (MCC) outside of Moscow was unable to receive any data from either camera (contrary to what was reported during the live transmission of the spacewalk). Without this data, engineers in the MCC were not able to confirm that the cameras were receiving the power necessary to allow them to survive the temperature fluctuations of the space environment. As a consequence, senior technical personnel from UrtheCast and RSC Energia (UrtheCast's Russian partner) jointly decided that the safest and most prudent course of action was to uninstall the cameras and bring them back inside the ISS to be reinstalled at a later date, once the data transmission problem has been solved.
UrtheCast's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. George Tyc, was present at the MCC throughout the operation, along with the Company's Chief Engineer for Space Systems, Mr. Greg Giffin. Said Dr. Tyc, "The fact the neither camera could communicate with the MCC strongly suggests that the problem lies inside the ISS and it is not a problem with the cameras or external cables. This kind of issue has been encountered before on the ISS and can be fixed in the near-term. Bringing the cameras back inside to be installed another day was simply the right engineering decision."
RSC Energia has formed a Commission to quickly analyze and fix the problem and it has already held its first meeting. This is standard procedure at RSC Energia, which has a long and very successful history with manned space systems — it has established a rigorous process to deal quickly and efficiently with anomalies of this type when they occur. The Commission will work in close cooperation with UrtheCast's engineering team. Once the Commission completes its assessment and has determined the timeline for the fixes required, a second spacewalk will be scheduled to reinstall the cameras.
"Delays like this happen in space. That's the nature of the business," explained Scott Larson, UrtheCast's Chief Executive Officer. "The critical thing is to proceed carefully and deliberately, without taking undue risk. Fortunately, our project is on a manned platform, which gives us the ability to respond to incidents of this kind as they arise. The right decision was made to ensure the long-term success of this joint project. We are grateful for the extraordinary professionalism and dedication of UrtheCast's and RSC Energia's technical personnel."
UrtheCast will provide an update with further progress regarding the cameras' rescheduled installation as information becomes available, which will be confirmed by the results of the Commission. In the meantime, UrtheCast is focusing its efforts on the commissioning and testing of the other parts of the system and will continue its business development efforts.
About UrtheCast Corp.
UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that is developing the world's first near-live high-definition video feed of Earth, from space. Working with renowned aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, and expects to install and operate, two cameras on the Russian segment of the ISS. Video and still image 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. Common shares of UrtheCast trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ticker 'UR'.
For more information visit our website at www.urthecast.com.
Forward Looking Information
This release contains certain information which, as presented, constitutes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information involves statements that relate to future events and often addresses expected future business and financial performance, containing words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions and includes, but is not limited to, statements about the timing and success of the mounting of our cameras on the ISS and commissioning, plans to operate camera components on, and stream video footage from, the ISS, proposed image and video product offerings and expected partners and customers to distribute such products. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of UrtheCast to control or predict, and which may cause UrtheCast's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, including, but not limited to, damage which may have occurred to the cameras during launch or which may occur once mounted on the ISS, unexpected changes in Russian or Canadian government policies, technology changes, reliance on key personnel, the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers, directors or promoters with certain other projects, competition, risks related to the business activities of Longford Energy Inc. (a predecessor entity of the Company) prior to the reverse take-over transaction with Earth Video Camera Inc., as well as those factors discussed in the Company's annual information form dated November 14, 2013, (the "AIF") which is available under UrtheCast's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information is developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, in the AIF, and as otherwise disclosed from time to time on UrtheCast's SEDAR profile.
Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and UrtheCast undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as may be required by applicable Canadian securities laws. Readers are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.
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UPDATE 1-Technical problem delays space station streaming-video venture 15:15 EST Friday, December 27, 2013 Print this article By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 27 (Reuters) - Spacewalking cosmonauts on Friday installed two cameras outside the International Space Station for a Canadian streaming-video business but then retrieved the gear after electrical connections failed, officials said. Station commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy left the station's Pirs airlock at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) as the complex sailed 260 miles (420 km) over Australia, mission commentator Rob Navias said during a NASA Television broadcast of the spacewalk. It was third spacewalk this week by members of the station's six-man crew. NASA astronauts Rich Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins made spacewalks on Saturday and Tuesday to replace a failed cooling pump. During the first part of Friday's planned seven-hour outing, the Russian cosmonauts set up a high-definition video camera on a swiveling platform and a medium-resolution still imager for Vancouver-based UrtheCast Corp. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, agreed to host the cameras on the $100 billion station, a project of 15 countries, in exchange for rights to use images and video taken over Russia. UrtheCast has commercial rights to images and video of the rest of the world, company Chief Executive Scott Larson told Reuters. UrtheCast plans to sell data to companies and government agencies that buy Earth-observing satellite imagery. It also plans to stream images over the Internet for free to subscribers, with the aim of attracting advertisers and sponsors. But those plans are on hold after an unknown glitch kept the cameras, located outside the station's Zvezda command module, from communicating with ground stations. "Unfortunately, those cameras ... did not provide any electrical signals on the ground," Navias said. Kotov and Ryazanskiy disconnected the cameras so they could be brought back inside the station for further analysis. The extra work meant that the cosmonauts did not have time to replace several science experiments, tasks that were originally slated for Friday's outing. >
I'm listening in now. Aw shucks.
From what I heard it was a telemetry problem not a power problem but they weren't specific enough to get the full story. The earth station was not receiving info.
Both camera's installed and connected, put fire in wire and dead. Worked with connectors twice with a no go. PPS Nose dive started when the order to remove cameras and bring them back into the ISS.
Has the camera been installed or was there some issue as the price nosedived just after noon-ish?
TSX:UR IIROC Trading Halt - UR
TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2013
TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:
Company: UrtheCast Corp.
TSX Symbol: UR
Reason: Pending News
Halt Time (ET): 2:01 PM
IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.
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TSX:UR ISS Russian Spacewalk Coverage Installation of IRIS camera
12/27/013 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM