One of the content currently looking for more virtual reality is related to the space , where much of this material is based on existing photographs and videos adapted to this format, or computer - generated animations. But this is about to change, as one company has among its plans to capture images of direct space in virtual reality and 360 degrees.
SpaceVR will be the first company in the world to launch a specifically equipped to capture images of space in virtual reality TV, this with the idea of starting a business that aims to make millions of dollars in profit and where the content and originality will be key For your success.
Overview 1, the first virtual reality satellite
The short history of a company like SpaceVR is other curious. They started as a project in Kickstarter in 2015 pursuing a goal of $ 500,000, in order to send to the International Space Station (ISS) a device with 12 cameras to capture 3D content and 360 degrees, a project failed and was redesigned under a goal $ 100,000, which they were able to finance.
In opening of this 2016, in a surprising way, SpaceVR received a capital investment for 1.25 million dollars, which served finally that they could take to swim their project to capture the space for experiences of virtual reality, project that changed of the original and transformed into an integrated hub to a satellite, which would orbit the Earth independently capturing content at all times.
The satellite has been dubbed Overview 1 and integrates two cameras at each end, and a radio system that will send the content to Earth, a control system altitude, spare wheels and gyroscopes to maintain stability, and software Flight controller to tell the satellite what to record and to where.
The goal of the company is to broadcast live all captured by the satellite, this with the idea of selling subscriptions for people to immerse in space and float in the wonderful views of space through a virtual reality glasses.
This is the first satellite in the world focused exclusively for virtual reality and will be put into orbit in early summer of 2017. The satellite will reach the ISS as part of a resupply mission aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule; Once in the ISS, SpaceVR has contracted the services of NanoRacks, company that runs the commercial laboratory of the ISS, who will be in charge of activating the satellite and putting it into orbit.