Orbitonics Ltd

XCAM's first camera is launched into space, July 2014

Our camera electronics has recently been launched into space on the UK Space Agency's first Cube Satellite. The camera, called C3D, was led by the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) at the Open University. C3D houses three new CMOS sensors from e2v technologies into a design which will both take pictures of the earth and enable investigations of the impact of space radiation damage on the detectors. Our sister company XCAM was responsible for the development and manufacture of the camera control electronics which utilises state of the art components, including a powerful FPGA to both control the CMOS sensors and to communicate with the main spacecraft computer. Future space camera systems will be handled through Orbitonics which was established to meet the challenge of providing low cost cameras for the space market.

Image of UKube in-orbit, credit Clyde Space and image of the C3D camera, credit Open University

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