SpaceVR: Step into Space

Created by SpaceVR

Giving everyone the opportunity to explore space by putting a virtual reality camera on the International Space Station!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

UPDATE: CAMERA, TEAM, AND SOFTWARE
over 3 years ago – Sat, May 07, 2016 at 04:58:25 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Overview 1 - World's 1st Virtual Reality Satellite
over 3 years ago – Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:42:14 PM

Hello VRnauts, 

We have some extremely exciting news to share with you! We've just raised $1,250,000 to build and launch the world's first virtual reality camera cube satellite!

Meet Overview 1.

Drag the above Overview 1 3D model around, and click on the annotations to learn more. 

Overview 1 functional prototype
Overview 1 functional prototype

A CubeSat architecture will allow us to capture VR content constantly in a fully immersive space environment, and scales engineering wise to Moon and Mars exploration easily. It also allows you to see the beauty of space as if you were floating in low earth orbit (200 to 400 km).

Here is the most recent image taken with the Overview 1 camera system.

Overview 1 test image of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco
Overview 1 test image of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco

Timeline

Our updated timeline is to have the Overview 1 launched in early 2017. We will be transferring our ISS camera, data bus, and processing unit technology into the CubeSat architecture to minimize timeline delays. KickStarter hardware reward fulfilment is ahead of schedule, so please fill out the BackerKit surveys emailed out to you last week and today. This will allow you to update your shipping address and credit card information. We have reopened the pre-order campaign again for 30 days, so if you missed the KickStarter rewards there is still a chance to get cool stuff. We are doing this to get a better understanding of our target market (e.g Sweden has the 2nd most number of VRnauts) and to test our website. Just CLICK HERE to pre-order today.

SpaceVR Gantt Chart
SpaceVR Gantt Chart

Join Us

The Overview 1 CubeSat will be debuting at the 2016 Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference and Expo at 10 am on April 28th (TODAY!). Following this keynote at SVVR we will be holding a space filled after party at the Silicon Valley Capital Club from 6 to 10 pm PST. For more info and to RSVP visit https://uploadtospace.splashthat.com

Team

From left, Bradley Farquhar, Varun Vruddhula, Ryan Holmes, Blaze Sanders, and Tim Debenedictus.
From left, Bradley Farquhar, Varun Vruddhula, Ryan Holmes, Blaze Sanders, and Tim Debenedictus.

The SpaceVR Team has never been better, and continues to grow. As you can see we are a team of five now, and are looking to bring on three more positions. 

  • Linux Embedded Software Engineer with 3+ years experience 
  • Hands-On Systems Engineer with 2+ CubeSat launches
  • PR / Sales intern to help with VRnaut community communication and growth

Ad Astra,  

The SpaceVR Team

Hard at Work!
almost 4 years ago – Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 07:56:38 PM

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Congratulations to our VR Kids Program Winners!!!
about 4 years ago – Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 05:42:26 PM

Hello VRnauts,

We would like to thank all those who participated and helped spread the word about our VR Kids Program!!! Voting has come to an end and we have our winners!

Congratulations to:

Risskov Skole - Risskov, Denmark 

Academy for Science and Design - Nashua, NH 

Marryatville High School - Adelaide, Australia 

Broadway Mandarin Immersion Elementary School - Venice, CA

Our winners will receive a Samsung Gear VR, a Samsung Galaxy S6, and the Unlimited SpaceVR Content Forever Package! We will be contacting these schools early next year to handle logistics. Remember our pre-ordering ends November 8th so be sure to share our pre-order link wherever you can! 

https://spacevr-step-into-space.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

SpaceVR in the news! - Check out Blaze Sanders’ interview on The Space Show with David Livingston at 

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/2573-BWB-2015-10-27.mp3 

You can ask questions about the interview at https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/blaze-sanders-tuesday-10-27-15/

Ad Astra, 

The SpaceVR Team

Backerkit Instructions
about 4 years ago – Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 09:55:25 PM

Hello VRnauts,

You will receive Backerkit surveys in your email inbox in a couple days. This survey is so that we collect all of the information necessary to deliver your rewards. Any customizations (ex Recommend-A-Friend program recipients, gift recipients, etc) should be reflected in your Backerkit survey in the item list.

Backers who’ve clicked “No Reward” for digital-only goods: If you’ve clicked “no reward,” the amount you’ve pledged is reflected as store credit. Use this store credit to “add-on” your digital-only reward. For example, if you pledged $50 and indicated “no reward,” you get $50 in store credit. Click the “Unlimited SpaceVR Content, Forever” Add-On option for $50 to add to your pledge.

Backers can always update their shipping address before we ship. If you have any questions or troubleshooting issues, send an email to stephanie@spacevr.co

Ad Astra, 

The SpaceVR Team

PS - Tune in to http://www.thespaceshow.com/ to hear us chat with Dr. David Livingston Tuesday, Oct 27th at 2pm PDT!

If you’ve never used Backerkit before, here is a quick rundown on how to use it:

Step 1: Select your country for shipping and click “Get Started!”

Step 2: After you answer some questions, you will be taken to the Add-On page. Here, you will see your pledge level on the left and a list of rewards that are included in your pledge on the right. Make sure it is correct. Any customizations (ex: Rec-A-Friend recipients, gift recipients, etc) should be reflected in the item list. You also have the option to add-on ADDITIONAL items if you wish to do so.

 Step 3: If you are receiving physical goods, you will be asked for your shipping information. Input your address and click “next.” In the confirmation page, review all of your information and hit “confirm.”