Aalto-1 satellite sends first image

July 28, 2017
phys.org
“We have run checks on the majority of the satellite’s systems and found that the devices are fully functional,” Professor Jaan Praks, who is heading the satellite project, explains. “We have also downloaded the first image sent by Aalto-1, which is also the first ever image taken from a Finnish satellite. It was taken while on orbit over Norway at an altitude of about 500 kilometres. The image shows the Danish coast as well as a portion of the Norwegian coastline. The photograph was taken by the secondary camera for the VTT-developed hyperspectral camera. The secondary camera faces the same direction as the main hyperspectral camera, but it has a slightly broader view angle to support, the analysis of the hyperspectral camera’s images. read more…