With NASA's successful launch and subsequent image analysis of the space shuttle Discovery, QuVIS technology reached another milestone in high-definition digital imaging.

QuVIS servers, such as the QuVIS Acuity, installed at numerous sites throughout the NASA launch and control facilities were used for HD video capture and image analysis of the launch. There have been more than 100 cameras installed on the shuttle and the surrounding launch facilities. These cameras, many in HD, are used in conjunction with NASA's continuing effort to maintain the high level of safety standards in space.

The organization has implemented numerous HD imaging solutions to analyze every step of the shuttle launch. As a result, QuVIS products have been installed at numerous NASA sites, such as Goddard Space Flight Center, MD; Marshall Space Center, AL; Kennedy Space Center, FL; and Johnson Space Center, TX. QuVIS products were also installed on two WB-57 jets that track the shuttle at an altitude of 60,000’ after its launch from Johnson Space Center.

"They know that they're seeing much more than they ever have before, and they can be assured that things were working correctly," says Kenbe Goertzen, CEO of QuVIS, Inc.

QuVIS servers at the sites captured exactly what was seen in the camera and compressed it to a fraction of the original file size, while maintaining the visual integrity of the image. The images are then transmitted to a central storage center to be accessed by analysis systems around the country, in a fraction of the time required before with the usage of film.

"Some of the systems were fed electronically to the control center, and they could immediately start scrutinizing those for damage from falling parts on the primary shuttle," Goertzen explains.

QuVIS' ongoing relationships with NASA and other government image capture and analysis projects support a safe and secure means for the exploration of space.

"NASA personnel were saying the images were incredible, and they were really excited. It was a very progressive, patriotic feeling to be apart of the whole thing," Goertzen says.