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[Photographs from space] The first THETA S for use in space, jointly developed by RICOH and JAXA, was mounted on the outer hull of the ISS (International Space Station)

Posted date : 2019.10.17

KOUNOTORI8 (also known as HTV8), a spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station, carried RICOH THETA and launched from Tanegashima Space Center on September 25, 2019 using the H-IIB F8 Rocket (H-IIB F8). KOUNOTORI8 safely arrived at the International Space Station on September 28.

 

JAXA Press Release

Launch Results of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI8 aboard H-IIB Vehicle No. 8

 

We have received 360-degree images from space captured by RICOH THETA so here they are for you all to see.

 

360-degree photos captured at the International Space Station (ISS)

 

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Photo 1: Earth in the daytime when viewed from the ISS

Photo 2: Earth with the horizon appearing like a ring with rays of sunlight

 

360-degree video captured at the International Space Station (ISS)

 

The images and video were corrected using Ricoh-original image enhancement technology. This image enhancement technology performs a combination of spherical camera image resolution enhancement, noise reduction and aberration correction using deep learning technology.

 

We plan to update this web page with more images from space in the near future.

 


Please see below for photos from the presentation.

 

>> [Report] Presentation on the first THETA S for use in space, jointly developed by RICOH and JAXA, was mounted on the outer hull of the ISS (International Space Station)

Presentation opening video

 

The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned spacecraft with experimental facilities used to observe and measure such things as celestial bodies and conduct experimental research. The station circles around the Earth at a speed of roughly 90 minutes per cycle to maintain an orbital speed of 27,600 km/h at an altitude of around 400 km above ground.

Video of the ISS captured by THETA S in 2015

 

ISS日本上空通過 2015/12/05 photo by Yamamoto Katsuya ・THETA S発売から間もない2015/12/05 夕方のISS可視。横浜市で撮影。 ・テストのため2台同時撮影を行っていたのでTHETAの映像にもう一台のTHETAが写っています。 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Photo by Yamamoto Katsuya

・ December 5, 2015 The ISS visible in the evening soon after THETA S was released. Taken in Yokohama City.

・ 2 cameras captured images simultaneously as part of the test so you can see the other camera in the THETA video.