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EYE 1 (Star Sphere 1)

EYE [Sony]

EYE or Star Sphere 1 is an earth observing microsatellite with a full-frame camera. The satellite was developed and built jointly by Sony, the University of Tokyo and JAXA.

This will be the STAR SPHERE projectís first satellite launched to unleash space perspectives and make them available to everyone. By using the shooting simulator and operating the satellite with simple controls while viewing live images in real time, users will be able to capture the Earthís expressive landscapes and stunning scenery, sunrises as seen from space, and diverse vistas of the Earth, Moon, and stars, with free control over the composition, camerawork, and camera settings.

The 6U CubeSat satellite was built by the University of Tokyo. It features a Sony full-frame camera with a 28-135mm f/4 lens, which will be linked with an online controller via a ground station in Japan, enabling selected users to capture and record the Earth and stars using a broad range of camerawork options. Also it features a water thruster by Pale Blue.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Sony
Contractors: University of Tokyo
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: Water thruster
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ?
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EYE 1 (Star Sphere 1) 2023-001BR 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, —uSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha

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