Japanese technology company Canon has provided the public with an unusual interactive tool that uses a small satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera to capture images from space. Have you tried it already?
It comes to satellite CE-SAT-1, Manufactured by Canon and launched into orbit in June 2017. The probe is equipped with a reversing camera 5D Mark 3 With a 40 cm Cassegrain Telescope. It has a maximum accuracy of 36 inches, within a tire range of 4.8 to 3.2 kilometers. For comparison, the world’s tallest satellite, WorldView-4, can take photos with a resolution of up to 12 inches.
at An interactive or active siteIn any case, any user can test out the strange Canon instrument and take satellite images of different parts of the world, from Antarctica to the Bahamas.
Because CE-SAT-1 is fast moving More than 27,000 kilometers per hour And orbiting the Earth in less than two hours, it would be impossible to capture satellite images in real time, so the Japanese company chose to create a virtual simulation to capture the image. So far, the project map contains nine geographical locations. However, the list may be extended in the future.