Aiming to launch a nanosatellite
in fiscal 2022
Flexibly operating a camera in space to capture the stars and Earth
Our satellite will be the first ever launched for the purpose of liberating the perspective of outer space and making it available to everyone.
Via a shooting simulator and by operating the actual satellite via simple controls while watching live video in real time, users will be able to freely compose shots, move the satellite's camera, choose the settings they want, and shoot the Earth's richly diverse landscapes and stunning scenery, sunrises as seen from space, the moon, stars, and more.
|Orbital altitude||: 500 ~ 600km|
|Onboard camera||: Full-frame camera made by Sony|
|Camera lens||: 28-135mm, F4|
- Enables a high degree of flexibility in camerawork
- The camera will be able to point freely anywhere over a 360-degree range, enabling it to be directed at not just the Earth but also the horizon and outer space. Users will be able to freely engage in camerawork from a space-based perspective with pan, tilt, and zoom operations.
- Equipped with a full-frame camera made by Sony
- Users will be able to adjust settings such as sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed at their discretion, in the same way as a standard digital single-lens reflex camera, to control the shooting effects of the photos and videos they take.
- Integration with a shooting simulator
- A dedicated shooting simulator will enable intuitive execution of tasks such as operating the space camera, setting up shooting sequences, and reserving shooting sessions, making it easy to plan shots of the Earth, star-filled vistas, and a wide range of other subjects.
- Real-time operation and shooting
- When the satellite passes over a ground antenna, users will be able to operate it directly for a period of around 10 minutes* while viewing actual live images from the onboard camera, allowing them to experience a direct connection between space and life on Earth.
*With several seconds of latency
Our satellite will orbit the Earth approximately 16 times a day. With our in-development shooting simulator, users will be able to confirm when and where the satellite is travelling, as well as to try out different satellite shooting angles and camera settings in advance. This will make it possible to devise camerawork from a space-based perspective and create compositions from elements such as diverse earthbound landscapes, night and day, the sun, the moon, and other astronomical objects.
Through the simulator, users will be able to confirm the shots that they envision. Alternatively, by following the satellite's trajectory via the simulator, users may even discover completely unexpected views of the Earth and outer space.