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Un microsatellite se photographie au-dessus de l’Australie

A microsatellite takes photos above Australia

Every weekend, a film makes the news or grabs our attention. On June 28, Lithuanian startup Nano Avionics shared the satellite’s first selfie.

An index shot

The satellite in question is a Micro satellite Created by a Lithuanian startup Nano Avionicswas invited MP42.

Equipped with a “green” propulsion micropropeller, it is capable of accommodating payloads in the 50 kg range.

He started working as a “Sherpa” on April 1 4. To carry of SpaceXwith two separate technical payloads (out of a total of 40 passengers).

First, Tiger 3The Luxembourg operator completes its 5G constellation dedicated to IoT OQ technology.

The second uses a GoPro Hero 7 camera at the end of the selfie stick.

The latter was produced as, 550 km above Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, 2 Mpx photos and 4K video (available at https://youtu.be/9vymPdQgoOE)

“The reason we shot the photo and video clip against the backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef was partly symbolic,” said Vytenis Buzas, co-founder and president of NanoAvionics. We want to monitor the impact of our planet and the importance of observing the Earth through satellites, especially the environment and climate change. »

NanoAvionics goes Norwegian

Since airing this film, the Norwegian team Kongsberg On July 5, its defense and aerospace division announced that it had concluded a contract with the US company. AST Spacemobile (majority shareholder of NanoAvionics since March 2018), to redeem its stake (i.e. 77%).

The Lithuanian mission integrator and platform manufacturer for small satellites, founded in 2014 at Vilnius University, now has 150 employees and is valued at €65 million.

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