This Satellite Can Record Videos Of Earth In 4K Resolution: Smartphones are adopting high-grade technologies at an excessive speed. Nowadays recording 4K videos is possible with our smartphones. However, on the other hand, space camera evolve at a much slower pace. However, it looks like very soon we might get to see 4K color videos of our Planet Earth.
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The British company Earth-i recently showcased a new prototype of the satellite that is powerful enough to record videos of Earth in 4K resolution. The satellite can shoot for up to two minutes at a time and can capture moving objects like vehicles, ships, and airplanes.
Well, the idea behind this major project is to record videos from the Earth itself. The company is targeting companies and governments that want high-resolution 4K images and videos to improve investment and trading decisions, track changes or activities at critical locations, predict future events and much more.
Both solar panels on #VividX2 / Carb-2 #satellite successfully deployed! Commissioning continues…. #space #earthobservation @SurreySat @spacegovuk @ESA_EO pic.twitter.com/n9uphUNplf
— Earth-i (@Earthi_) January 14, 2018
The best part about the satellite is that each video will be available immediately within minutes of capture which will improve time in scenarios such as object identification, infrastructure monitoring, change detection and in disaster response.
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The first prototype satellite is dubbed as CARBONITE-2 and was showcased on Friday previous week on ISRO, the Indian space agency. The satellite weighs around 100Kgs and orbits 505km above the earth.
It’s worth to note that CARBONITE-2 is not the first space camera to capture 4k videos. The Canadian UrtheCast also features Iris sensor that is capable to capture videos in UHD resolution at 3FPS. UrtheCast satellite is already been used on the International Space Station.
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