First Image from SONY Star Sphere Satellite Released

Written By: Zac Aubert

Published: Sat, Feb 25, 2023 10:06 PM

Latest Update: Sat, Feb 25, 2023 10:23 PM

Sony has released the first test picture from their new Star Sphere satellite camera.

In a groundbreaking achievement, the first space photograph has been successfully taken by EYE, using a test radio wave. The photograph captured by Sony's Star Sphere satellite shows the Chinese mainland from the sky over the Sea of Japan.

First Image Captured By Star Sphere EYE Camera | Credit: SONY

Although the image was slightly overexposed, the Star Sphere EYE camera was confirmed to be working, marking a significant milestone in space photography. Now Sony will work to optimize the EYE camera parameters and fine tune it specifically for space photography. With these improvements, more stunning and breathtaking images from space are expected to follow soon.

This achievement marks a significant step forward in space exploration and opens up new opportunities for studying our planet and the universe beyond as Sony prepares to give anyone the opportunity to take a picture from space, from their home. "The possibilities for space photography are endless, and we can only imagine the incredible images that will be captured in the future"

Image Planning Program Customers Will Use | Credit: SONY

What is Star Sphere?

Sony's Star Sphere Inspiration Project aims to be the world first satellite that "anyone can freely operate and use to take pictures" from space. Star Sphere will offer 2 different services.

The Star Sphere satellite is set to orbit at an altitude range of 500-600 km above Earth, offering an unprecedented opportunity for users to select one of 16 possible orbits, each of which can be completed in approximately 90 minutes.

The satellite is equipped with a top-of-the-line Sony full-frame camera paired with a 28-135 mm f/4 lens, providing high-quality images from space. Users are given the freedom to customize the camera's settings, including ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, giving them complete control over their photography experience.

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