Experience The Beauty And Power Of The Cosmos And Earth With SpaceTime Enterprises
At REWIND, we’ve always had a passion for space and the study of the universe. This shone through in our commitment to the realism found in Home: A VR Spacewalk, an experience designed to encourage and enhance the public’s interest in space, and now we’re excited to be able to unveil the next step in our cosmic journey, SpaceTime Enterprises. We’ve been hard at work on a pioneering project in collaboration with our partners at In-Space Missions. Together, we’re democratising space, enabling anyone, anywhere to experience the beauty and power of the cosmos and earth. The full details of the project and its impact can be found below.
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Space, and the view of our planet from above, have the potential to unlock untold rewards for humanity. However, even with space tourism on the horizon, there are numerous barriers to entry with no short or medium-term solutions in place. Now, award-winning immersive content studio REWIND is joining forces with space industry experts, In-Space Missions, to remove those barriers, democratize space, and do for space tourism, what the internet has done for information.
SpaceTime Enterprises will launch multiple satellites into low Earth orbit, capturing and broadcasting live, real-time immersive video of the entire Earth, to deliver a view unlike anything currently in existence. Utilising VR and AR technologies, consumers, students, ecologists, scientists, business owners and others, will be able to experience and utilise this unique perspective of Earth – one only previously available to astronauts – free of the risks and prohibitive financial barriers of consumer space travel.
“Our goal is to present consumers and businesses with an experience that goes way beyond a view from space,” says Sol Rogers, CEO of REWIND. “By bringing live, world-class imagery to cutting-edge VR and AR headsets, we’re going to give the world a gift — the ability to go on a journey and experience space in a way that has never been possible in the past without hopping on a rocket. In addition, through bleeding-edge ground-processing, we will also be using the collected data to create the most current gigapixel map of the Earth’s surface. This incredible asset will, initially, never be more than 11 hours old in its entirety as the satellite majestically passes over the earth’s surface, and this time will decrease dramatically as we add additional satellites.”
Current satellite views of Earth from low orbit show only an extremely narrow-angle, and often do not produce a view, or information, which has a wide usage. With SpaceTime, users will be able to gain an entire earth view, in the highest-resolution possible and in real-time, producing information and images that will be not only breathtaking but useful to researchers and scholars.
Each application developed using SpaceTime will be designed to provide a true ‘wow’ moment, resulting in a revolutionary and disruptive influence on numerous sectors, including entertainment, broadcast, education, location-based, meteorology, ecology, and a host of as-yet unforeseen industries. While VR and AR experiences will vary from platform to platform and application to application, SpaceTime will also feature the ability to overlay information about the planet, meteorological systems, atmospheric phenomenon, celestial bodies and more, over the users’ view.
“Imagine being able to look down on the planet in VR and having all of the information about what you’re seeing right there in front of your eyes, or teaching your children about the Earth’s weather whilst it hovers in real-time in the middle of your living room through AR. Given the unquestionable benefits, once the satellites are aloft in low Earth orbit, nothing will ever be the same. ” says Doug Liddle, CEO at In-Space Missions.
SpaceTime is set to launch in Q3/Q4 2019. Further investment is currently being sought to accelerate the programme and provide a greater service offering from the outset.
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