Video Captures the ‘World’s First High Resolution, HD Video of Earth From Space’
Dec. 28, 2013 8:35am Oliver Darcy
A company on Friday released what they say is the “world’s first high resolution, HD video of earth from space.”
“A few weeks ago, we shared the first images from SkySat-1, the first of our planned constellation of 24 satellites,” imaging company SkyBox said in a statement posted to their website. “Today, we are excited to share the world’s first commercial, high-resolution, HD video of Earth from space.”
SkyBox imaging released a video Friday that they say is the “world’s first high resolution, HD video of Earth from space. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)
“The following montage showcases several of the first videos captured by SkySat-1 since early December and these videos are untuned and not yet calibrated,” the statement continued. “In this video, you will see a selection of views including Tokyo, Bangkok, Baltimore, Las Vegas, and Aleppo, Syria.”
Some users on YouTube appeared torn over what to think of the technology.
“You can run, but you can’t hide,” one user commented.
“Not sure what to think of this,” another wrote.
SkyBox, however, notes that “the resolution is high enough to observe objects that impact the global economy like shipping containers, but not close enough to view or identify human activity.”
The company further says there is “an immense amount of knowledge” businesses or individuals can attain from “analyzing movement.”