Earth Observation satellites are called the planet's space guardians, so the demand for satellite camera in space is growing. Our company offers a wide range of high optical payloads for capturing high spatial resolution satellite images of the Earth's surface.
Satellite camera systems capture space in a wide range of electromagnetic waves. In fact, a satellite imager is a detector with a sensor that actively scans the changing surface of the Earth, registering the signal emitted or reflected by the object or the surrounding area. Sun is the most vivid example of such an object. And the simplest example of an image captured by a such system is Google Maps.
Satellite cameras allow to get the following images:
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) is another important parameter of a satellite camera. This is an analog of megapixel of sorts. It determines the smallest size of an object that can be seen in the image. GSD depends on camera specification and distance from an object.
Dragonfly cameras provide multi- and hyper-spectral high resolution imagery with up to 0.7 m GSD (in nadir, at an altitude of 500 km).
Earth Observation satellites with optical payloads help track changes in forest and water covers, melting glacier levels, soil conditions and yield, make geographic maps, prevent emergency consequences, monitor transport routes, infrastructure, etc.
Unlike radar remote sensing, satellite camera technology only captures images from the Earth's surface, while imaging quality depends on lighting, weather conditions, and cloud cover.
Dragonfly optical payloads are designed for smallsats (50-150 kg) and CubeSats 1 – 6 U with orbit heights up to 500 km, making captured imagery useful for a wide range of commercial and scientific applications.
Earth imaging market has high requirements for camera lenses. Optics must withstand extreme conditions and have perfect coverage for accurate image reproduction without distortion. At Dragonfly, we use high-quality lenses, ranging from standard to custom shapes, to give our products flawless shooting quality from various angles.
Why are our cameras one of the best? We have a strong team, modern equipment, and reliable partners. The main benefits are:
Choose Dragonfly satellite cameras and you will get high quality at a reasonable price!
Dragonfly provides the smallest earth observation CubeSat camera systems. Our revolutionary solutions enable obtaining high-quality photos from space. This is possible thanks to the result of integrating compact and efficient optomechanical designs with the latest advances in opto-electronics.
The DragonEye and Raptor imagers are optical payloads designed for precise spatial resolution earth imaging and mapping for a wide range of commercial and scientific applications. These microsatellite cameras raise optical payload performance to a new level of microsatellite earth observation.