Infinity Avionics, a Canberra-based space startup, will grow its space camera solutions, presently to develop high-resolution cameras for a range of space applications including earth observation, space-based space surveillance, and spacecraft monitoring.
One of the first high-resolution camera solutions by Infinity Avionics is set to be launched in 2022 as an organization with space-based satellite inspection services organization HEO Robotics.
“The state of the art camera range designed and built in Australia will improve the earth observation and space domain awareness capabilities of Australia,” Igor Dimitrijevic, CEO and Co-founder of Infinity Avionics, said. “We’ve seen great success with our existing products, the SelfieCam and SelfieCam-Video, for spacecraft monitoring.
“These have already been used in many Australian and international space missions to monitor spacecraft deployments.
“We have a team with extensive spacecraft design experience and advanced flight-proven processor capabilities, so Infinity Avionics is well poised to design and manufacture world-leading space camera solutions in Australia.”
The first camera system created as a partnership with HEO Robotics and the Australian National University that is set to be launched in 2022 will extend the on-orbit capabilities for HEO Robotics. The imaging system would be used to direct space-based inspection operations in orbits, which are at present not covered by the HEO sensor network, accomplishing a new key achievement.
HEO co-founder and CTO Dr Hiranya Jayakody built up the significance of this technology.
“Cameras owned and operated by HEO Robotics, like the Holmes imaging system developed by Infinity Avionics and ANU, allows us to further expand our coverage in LEO and provide our customers with timely insights,” Dr Jayakody said.
The new partnership between the two SMEs will prompt progressed imaging abilities created here in Australia.
“HEO Robotics is excited to partner with Infinity Avionics to build the Holmes Imaging System,” Dr Jayakody said. “Infinity Avionics has a proven track record of building robust sensor systems and processors for multiple Australian and international satellite missions and we are looking forward to the journey ahead.”
The new range of camera solutions from Infinity Avionics is intended to tolerate radiation impacts expected in low earth orbit, giving dependable imaging solutions for Australian and international space missions. Notwithstanding the range of camera solutions appropriate for low earth orbit, Infinity Avionics is now anticipating their radiation-solidified camera solutions for geostationary satellites, lunar missions, and rover applications. Infinity Avionics accepts its extraordinary range of camera solutions will play a big role in Australian sovereign space ability, including the Moon to Mars initiative.