CubeSats are a type of nanosatellites with fixed dimensions that can be scaled from 1 to 12 U (unit). Their main advantages are their low cost and the possibility to deploy constellations to orbit. That is why they are in the highest demand for Earth Observation satellites. Dragonfly Aerospace offers a series of CubeSat cameras with a wide range of spectral and resolution imaging capabilities.
What Is a CubeSat Camera?
CubeSat optical camera works the same way as any other space optical system. It captures the reflected signal from an object and stores a panchromatic, multi-, or hyperspectral image ranging from visible to infrared electromagnetic radiation.
The advantage of such optics is a wider capture bandwidth, but with a lower resolution of CubeSat cameras. Small camera availability makes it possible to create groups, which have a significantly larger revisit and allow gradient sensing. In other words, they track change dynamics more accurately.
Application of CubeSat Camera Payloads
Among the main tasks cameras for CubeSats help solve are yield planning in agriculture, soil condition assessment, and instant response to emergency situations. Besides, Earth Observation imaging is used for scientific and educational research, technology demonstration, urban planning, tracking the consequences of climate change and human impact on the environment.
Dragonfly CubeSat Cameras
Dragonfly Aerospace has the following types of optical payloads: Gecko, Mantis, Chameleon, and Caiman for 1U, 2U, 3U и 6U. All of them are:
- designed for extreme loads,
- can be easily integrated into the satellite design,
- have built-in high-speed data storage 128 – 1024 Gb,
- customizable downlink options,
- operating temperature range -20 +70 С.
Choose our CubeSat cameras, and you will get high quality at a reasonable price!