On cutting edge satellite camera technologies and misconceptions in NewSpace – with SATLANTIS

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Episode 10 of the Space Industry podcast is a discussion with SATLANTIS about the latest advances in Earth Observation (EO) technologies and optical payload performance.

In this episode we speak with Rafael Guzman founder and CTO of SATLANTIS, a Spanish business that develops Earth Observation (EO) optical payloads for small satellites around the world. We discuss:

  • The main selection criteria, and compromises, that need to be taken into account when choosing an optical payload.
  • How to link your application area and end-user requirements to the technical performance of the camera.
  • The misconceptions that engineers sometimes have about what an EO camera can do and how to select the ideal model for a new mission.
  • Some of the EO projects that SATLANTIS is currently working on and what state-of-the-art technologies and use cases are emerging.

About SATLANTIS’ products

The SATLANTIS iSIM-90 VNIR SWIR is an optical payload designed to provide a high performance to mass ratio in 12U/16U CubeSats. It covers the Visible & Near InfraRed (VNIR) spectral range, offering both panchromatic and multispectral capabilities according to the user's needs, and includes the optical front-end as well as state-of-the-art CMOS matrix detectors and an electronics subsystem for payload management and control.

power consumption

17 W + heating

spectral band

PAN
RGB
NIR
SWIR

ground sample distance

< 1.65m @500km

swath

13km @500km
26km @500km

The SATLANTIS iSIM-170 VNIR SWIR is a sub-meter resolution optical payload designed for microsatellites. It covers the Visible & Near InfraRed (VNIR) spectral range, offering both panchromatic and multispectral capabilities according to the user's needs, and includes the optical front-end as well as state-of-the-art CMOS matrix detectors and an electronics subsystem for payload management and control.

power consumption

17 W + heating

spectral band

PAN
RGB
NIR
SWIR

ground sample distance

0.8m @500km

swath

7.5km @500km
15km @500km

earth observation
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newspace
optical payload
satellite camera

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