SmallSats (space payloads up to 600 kg) make up most of all spacecraft operating in orbit, and their number continues to increase. Besides defense and communications, Earth Observation SmallSats play a leading role. Dragonfly provides the best optics that allows observing the Earth in a wide range of electromagnetic waves.
The main advantage of such cameras is High and Very High resolution. It can distinguish objects, ranging from a few meters to several centimeters, in LEO orbit.
Smallsat optical payloads capture and process panchromatic and multispectral images that are dozens of kilometers wide. More advantages include high data processing and transmission speed, large storage capacity (up to several Tb), and high resistance to space conditions. Dragonfly SmallSat imagers DragonEye and Raptor meet the high standards of modern optical payloads and can be used on satellites weighing from 50 to 150 kg.
SmallSat imaging is indispensable for monitoring forest, ice, water covers, agricultural fields, as well as addressing a wide range of other challenges, as it provides accurate information about the Earth's surface.
What are the benefits of our cameras?
With our SmallSat optical payloads, you can take a good look at virtually every spot on Earth.
DragonEye imager is high-resolution imager for microsatellites based on radiation-resistant optical components with very low coefficient of thermal expansion.
Raptor imager is a high-resolution imager for larger microsatellites, capable of achieving sub-meter resolution (PAN).