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Microsatellites

IMAGINING NEW WAYS TO SEE OUR WORLD

Smaller, lighter and incredibly powerful, microsatellites allow us to monitor, learn and respond more accurately to the changes happening to our planet each and every day.

Microsatellites

Launched into lower-earth orbit back in 2017, our CE-SAT-I (Canon Electronics Satellite One) uses some of our most sophisticated imaging technology to help us see how we can improve things like disaster response, climate monitoring and Earth mapping.

Microsatellites

But this is only the beginning. Continue scrolling to learn more and explore some of the exciting possibilities on the horizon for this and future generations of our microsatellites.

MICROSATELLITE. MASSIVE INNOVATIONS.

Big things really do come in small packages. Scroll down to reveal some of the amazing tech packed into our second-generation CE-SAT-IIB microsatellite.

Our microsatellite is equipped with three types of cameras to leverage Canon’s full optical expertise: Primary telephoto, a super high-sensitivity camera with a mirror diameter 200mm; Secondary telephoto, a Canon EOS M100 camera with a mirror diameter [PR1] 87mm; Wide-Angle, Canon’s compact camera (PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

Microsatellites

Our Star Tracker module calculates the microsatellite's altitude at any given moment using the positions of known celestial objects.

Microsatellites

Our Sun Sensor tech determines the body-frame direction of the Sun by detecting sunlight.

Microsatellites

NUMBERS THAT ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD

Click on any of the icons to learn more about some of the impressive stats, facts and figures behind our microsatellite programme.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Take a closer look at some of the awe-inspiring images captured by our microsatellites.