UrtheCast Cameras to be Re-installed on ISS in Late January

Spacewalkers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy remove the high resolution camera they installed earlier during Friday's spacewalk. (Credit: NASA)
Spacewalkers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy remove the high resolution camera they installed earlier during Friday’s spacewalk. (Credit: NASA)

An update from Urthecast:

We’re very pleased to announce that UrtheCast’s two cameras have been cleared for installation aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS cabling issue that delayed the initial installation was quickly resolved, allowing for a second spacewalk to be scheduled by the end of January.

“We are extremely grateful for the extraordinary work by Energia and the cosmonauts onboard the ISS, especially during the holidays,” explained UrtheCast’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Larson. “We are confident that our cameras will soon be successfully installed and we are looking forward to collecting our first high-resolution videos.”

Russian cosmonauts installed two video cameras on the outside of the station last month, but ground controllers were unable to receive signals from them. The cameras are designed to provide continuous live coverage of Earth as the station orbits the planet.