Skybox this morning posted the world’s first high-resolution, high-definition video of Earth from space taken by a commercial remote sensing satellite. These videos were taken by SkySat-1, the first of Skybox’s planned constellation of 24 satellites, and showcase high-resolution views of Tokyo, Bangkok, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Aleppo, Syria. The video clips have not yet been calibrated or tuned.
SkySat-1 captures up to 90-second video clips at 30 frames per second, allowing Skybox’s data platform to gather dynamic information about the world at an unprecedented scale.
SkySat-2, an identical version of SkySat-1, is scheduled to launch in early 2014.