CARBONITE-1: Launched 2015

CARBONITE-1: Launched 2015

CARBONITE-1 is a technology demonstration mission for SSTL, designed to demonstrate video-from-orbit capability using rapid-build techniques and to test COTS components and new avionics in orbit.  

The satellite was designed, built and tested in 6 months and 12 days.  In an orbit of 500km the imager provides 1m GSD with a swath width of 5km. The Commercial-off-the-Shelf industrial video camera, adapted by SSTL for space provides 15 second HD video clips at 1m GSD. 

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