Video from Space

Video from Space

Our CARBONITE series of platforms have an integrated avionics structure for fast manufacture in high volumes.  They offer: 

  • High resolution 1 metre GSD imagery from 500km orbit
  • Agile platform +/- 45 degree off pointing
  • Compatible with sun-sychronous and low inclination orbits
  • Custom telescope with COTS camera adapted for space use
  • Our Deep Thought avionics suite for user defined onboard processing and improved payload mass fraction
  • Automated LEOP and in orbit commissioning to minimise time from launch to operational capability
  • 5 year satellite design lifetime
  • Mass optimised to increase single launch capacity
  • Compatible with multiple low cost launchers

Fast revisits and system responsiveness enables applications including tracking and monitoring, change detection, Pattern of Life assessments and support to humanitarian or disaster operations.  

View videos from CARBONITE-2, launched January 2018


Case study  



Example Performance:

 Constellation size

 48 satellites


 4 planes of 12 satellites


 550km, 30 degree inclination

Revisit performance @25°N

 Typical no.accesses per day (at equinox)

 80 - 90

 Average revisit time (during daylight)

 ~ 7.5mins


Benefits of a Video Constellation

  • Near persistent imaging
  • Robustness against target concealment
  • Rapid production of actionable information
  • Cueing of other assets
  • Robustness against weather conditions compared to a single satellite
  • Imaging at different times throughout the day to minimise predictability of observations

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