It will be launched aboard a nanosatellite later this year for commercial use in the space industry, such as monitoring and forecasting crop welfare, measuring emissions and detecting objects.
The hyperspectral camera will create high-resolution images of less than 5 meters per pixel. in the range from 450 nm to 900 nm. Thus, light is captured from a combination of spectral bands and can provide data on invisible aspects of the objects and surfaces being studied, such as their (bio)chemical composition.
Exobotics has developed a special payload support system that allows the thermal imager to work with a wide range of high-speed radios in the S, X and Ka bands to improve performance and flexibility in space.