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Space Tech of the Future: Nano-Satellites (Video)

Space Tech of the Future: Nano-Satellites (Video)

May 2, 2019

Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

i24NEWS – About 300 miles above the earth, BGU’s nano-satellite, small enough to fit in your desk drawer, is sending back high-resolution videos and images to Earth.

Dr. Shimrit Maman, head of BGU’s planetary imaging lab, explains how satellites “can be reduced into a little cube that can do the same job of a satellite that’s as big as a bus” at a fraction of the cost.

Graduate student Shauli Shmilovich adds that the next satellite being built at the University, the Negev Satellite, will carry a hyperspectral camera also being developed at BGU – a payload that exists on no other nano-satellite.

Watch the two-minute news video below to find out more.