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Russia to test World’s first Ultra-light optics for Nanosatellites in space

Startup Pakistan: Russia’s Samara University has said that its pioneer ultra-light optics for nanosatellites will be sent to space for testing.

“Ultralight optical systems for remote sensing of Earth, developed by scientists of the Samara University named after [famed Soviet rocket engineer Sergei] Korolev, will be tested in space aboard Russian nanosatellites Cube SX-HSE and Cube SX Sirius HSE,” the university said.

According to the university, cheaper nanosatellites with compact optics make it possible to create large-scale orbital constellations from hundreds of such satellites to ensure monitoring of Earth in near real-time and quickly obtain an image of any spot on Earth’s surface without waiting for a large remote sensing satellite to fly over the right place.

Such information could be vital for a range of purposes, including tracking the spread of wildfires and floods or monitoring agricultural crops.

Courtesy: Nation

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