Images captured from the International Space Station with the ISERV Camera
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. A NASA Project called SERVIR created an instrument called ISERV which automatically takes images of Earth through a small telescope with an off-the-shelf digital camera mounted in the International Space Station’s Destiny module. When ISERV is running, it captures 3 images per second that cover approximately a 19 km x 11 km area each. The goal is to improve automatic image capturing and data transfer, but the images taken in the experiment could also help environmental scientists, disaster responders and other Earth-based users.
With this viewer You can see a handful of these ISERV images on the map and compare them to the base map image with the opacity slider at the top. I intend to continue to gather and add more over time with the hopes that I can incorporate them into an image server. Another cool feature of this viewer is that you can see the current location of the ISS. The location will update on your device every 5 seconds. It's pretty cool to think about the distance it is covering in such a small amount of time.
"The ISS is awesome and the picutres from space are amazing!"