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Skybox shows off high-resolution video of Earth from space

Skybox Imaging said it has released a high-resolution, high-definition video of Earth taken by its commercial remote sensing satellite SkySat-1, the first of Skybox´s planned constellation of 24 satellites.

The uncalibrated and untuned photos showcase high-resolution views of Tokyo, Bangkok, Baltimore, Las Vegas, and Aleppo, Syria.

“The most revolutionary fact is that SkySat-1 was built and launched for more than an order of magnitude less cost than traditional sub-meter imaging satellites”

SkySat-1 captures up to 90-second video clips at 30 frames per second. The resolution is high enough to view objects like shipping containers that impact the global economy while maintaining a level of clarity that does not determine human activity.

SkySat-1 also captures some of the highest quality colour imagery of any commercial satellite and is capable of sub-meter native colour and near-infrared imagery.

SkySat-2, an identical version of SkySat-1, is scheduled to launch in early 2014. More unique capabilities based on Skybox´s proprietary technologies will be announced in the near future.

Skybox Imaging empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of Internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit


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