Skybox Unveils World’s First High-Resolution Video of Earth from Space Taken by Commercial Remote Sensing Satellite

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.

For the latest news, please visit Skybox’s blog. For a gallery of images and video taken from SkySat-1, please go here.