Canon reports COTS optical smallsat constellation flight-demo results

by Amy Svitak

LOGAN, Utah -- Japanese digital-imaging giant Canon is planning a constellation of more than 100 remote-sensing satellites utilizing commercial DSLR and electro-optical system technology to achieve sub-meter ground resolution and ultra-high-definition video streaming from low Earth orbit.

Led by subsidiary Canon Electronics Inc. (CEI), the company formed a new division, Satellite Systems Laboratory, in 2012 with the goal of cultivating new business using the company’s expertise in image processing and fine machining.

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