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.
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.
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 Aerospace has the following types of optical payloads: Gecko, Mantis, Chameleon, and Caiman for 1U, 2U, 3U и 6U. All of them are:
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The Gecko imager is an easy-to-integrate imaging solution for your CubeSat mission. Large high-speed data storage is integrated into the compact design. Brings spectacular colour snapshot images and high frame rate video to CubeSats as small as 2U.
The Mantis imager provides advanced multispectral or hyperspectral imaging in a very small package. Large high-speed data storage is integrated into the compact design. Brings revolutionary imaging capability to CubeSats as small as 2U.
The Chameleon imager is a high-performance hyperspectral instrument combining space-qualified control electronics and specialized optics to bring advanced imaging capability to CubeSats. Large high-speed data storage is integrated into the compact design.
The Caiman is a high-resolution, multispectral imager that is optimized for integration with a 6U CubeSat. Large high-speed data storage is integrated into the compact design. Brings the highest resolution possible to this form factor.