Russian cosmonauts take spacewalk to install cameras
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:12
Jan. 27 - Russian cosmonauts take spacewalk to install a pair of camera on the hull of the International Space Station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Two Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Monday (January 27) outside the International Space Station (ISS) to complete camera work that was not finished last month.
Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency went outside the ISS to install a pair of cameras on the hull of the station's Zvezda Service Module.
It is their second attempt to install the Earth-observing cameras. The men hooked up the cameras in late December right after Christmas, but a data glitch kept ground control from receiving images from the camera.
The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, agreed to host the cameras on the $100 billion station for Vancouver-based UrtheCast Corp, a project of 15 countries, in exchange for rights to use images and video taken over Russia. UrtheCast has commercial rights to images and video of the rest of the world, company Chief Executive Scott Larson told Reuters.
UrtheCast intends to sell data to companies and government agencies that buy Earth-observing satellite imagery. It also plans to stream images over the Internet for free to subscribers, with the aim of attracting advertisers and sponsors.
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