This Is How the Spanish Camera That Observes the Earth From the Space Station Works (La Vanguardia)

This Is How the Spanish Camera That Observes the Earth From the Space Station Works

About 500 kilometers away from Earth, a camera captures images in the Japanese module of the International Space Station. It is the first designed in Spain to be put into orbit. But the most important thing is that it is the only one dedicated to the observation of our planet that has an accuracy of 80 centimeters per pixel. This allows you to see details that are hidden by other cameras.

In a conversation between Spanish news site La Vanguardia and Juan Tomás Hernani, CEO of UF startup and UF Innovate | The Hub resident company SATLANTIS, a provider of high-performance payload technologies for Earth observation and remote sensing, he cites the three main challenges they have faced in building this instrument: optical technologies, which have allowed the lens to be reduced in size without losing sharpness; electronic image capture technologies; and the research task that has been developed to create software capable of processing the images.

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