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