Redwire Space Showcases New High Resolution Camera for LEO Applications

Redwire Space Showcases New High Resolution Camera for LEO Applications

Redwire Space a company focused on space commercialization, digitally engineered spacecraft, on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing has announced a new high-resolution camera for low earth orbit (LEO) applications.

The SpectraCAM High-Resolution Flight Cameras from Redwire Space are engineered for low earth orbit (LEO) applications including docking, navigation, inspection, and situational awareness.

Featuring GigE Vision image streaming with over 1 Gb/s Ethernet, the camera’s low light sensitivity and wide dynamic range make the system ideal for high-contrast imaging found in orbital sun-illuminated applications.

With GigE Vision compatible control and image capture, SpectraCAM’s ease of integration and low deployment cost make it an ideal solution for multiple LEO applications. The complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imaging camera offered in the SpectraCAM flight camera enables superior low-light performance. Low-noise imaging electronics ensure clear and sharp images that render details with superior accuracy. 

Available in a 50mm x 50mm x 49mm (boresight) configuration, weighing under 225g without optics, and typical power consumption of 2.5 Watt at full resolution and 10 FPS, the SpectraCAM camera is engineered with weight, power, and reliability as top priorities.

The advanced camera supports any user-specified image resolution and aspect ratio to 2592 x 1944 with 5MP monochrome resolution (color resolution is available). Offering a 12-bit image depth, responsivity of 1.4V/lux-sec (550nm), a dynamic range of 70.1 dB, and an image SNR of ≤ 38.1 dB.

The SpectraCAM can support a range of mission profiles and applications. Exposure time settings of 0.1 msec to 5000 msec and precise exposure timing to 1 µsec resolution are standard, and the system supports operating temperatures of -30°C to +55°C.

Click here to learn more about SpectraCAM High-Resolution Camera from Redwire Space.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013