First UK satellite launch to feature multiple photonic instruments

The first satellite launch from the UK will take place in summer 2022 as Prometheus-2 is launched from Cornwall’s space port carried on Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One rocket.

Prometheus-2 will contain two UK built cube stats, with multiple photonic instruments including:-

  • a hyperspectral imager and laser detector to capture multiple slivers of pictures over different wavelengths of light for higher definition images and
  • two optical imaging cameras and a laser range finder to view both the earth what else is orbiting the planet.

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