After a rocky start with failed Kickstarter campaign. The folks at SpaceVR finalized $1.25m of funding in May this year to complete their goal of sending a VR satellite, Overview 1, into space.
SpaceVR has signed a launch agreement with NanoRacks LLC to send Overview 1, the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite, into space. Overview 1 will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX CRS-12 Mission. The satellite will then be deployed into Low Earth Orbit from the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD).
Overview 1, will use 4K sensors to capture high-resolution, 360-degree video from orbit. The video initially will be stitched together and be viewable from smartphones to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and extreme resolution devices such as the StarVR.
“We are delighted that yet another innovative space company has chosen NanoRacks to realize their in-space dreams. SpaceVR promises to open a new era in connecting consumers worldwide to the beauty of outer space, and we are ready to be part of that effort,”
said Jeffrey Manber, NanoRacks CEO.
SpaceVR wants to sell subscriptions eventually to provide live footage to give viewers the feeling of someone in space.
Maybe, just maybe, you'll spot a UFO.
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