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NanoAvionics records first ever 4K resolution full satellite selfie in space

By GeoConnexion - 19th July 2022 - 15:47

NanoAvionics have used an off-the-shelf consumer camera, mounted on a selfie stick, to take the first ever 4K resolution full satellite selfie in space with an immersive view of Earth. The 12-megapixel photos and 4K video clips, taken with a GoPro Hero 7, show the company’s MP42 microsatellite flying 550 km above the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef – the only living structure visible from space – along the North-East limb of Australia. In addition to the stunning imagery, NanoAvionics used the camera to test and verify satellite operations and their new payload controller, designed to optimise downlink for applications that require onboard processing of huge data packages. The company anticipates more future usages of real satellite footage, live and recorded, such as deployment confirmation, fault detection, micro-meteorite impacts and educational purposes.

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