Good to see that Canon makes achievements in domains that are not related to imaging…
For CES 2021 Canon made something rather cool stuff. How about taking pictures from space using Canon’s imaging satellite?
We reported extensively about Canon’s efforts in outer space. The Canon CE-SAT-1 earth-imaging satellite is one of the micro-satellites Canon put into orbit to take imaging data of the earth. For CES 2021 Canon made an interactive showcase, hosted by astronaut Marsha Ivins, of this technology. And the best part is you can take pictures with the cameras on the satellite.
The Canon CE-SAT-1 is equipped with a slightly modified EOS 5D Mark III camera, capable of imaging a ground area of 6 by 4 Kilometers at a resolution of around one meter. Also on board are a 40cm diameter Canon Cassegrain telescope with 3720 mm focal length and a Canon PowerShot S110 for wide-angle pictures.
You can not freely roam, obviously. You can shoot some selected locations, zoom in and out, frame the image, shot your picture. You even get metadata with your photo (coordinates).
To start shooting pictures from space with Canon’s imaging satellite visit Canon’s dedicated microsite.
[via Digital Camera World]